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ULI panel: Morena Blvd. full of promise

By Thor Kamban Biberman Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Known for its bay views and underutilized land, the Morena Boulevard corridor is expected to show great promise when the Mid-Coast Trolley comes through in a few years. The future of the area just north of downtown was the topic of an Urban Land Institute San Diego-Tijuana chapter meeting at the University Club Tuesday. A plan update for the corridor is currently out for public comment. “Morena Boulevard is special in that it connects so many parts of our city,” said Matt … Read More

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ULI panel discusses benefits, challenges to infill projects

Daily Transcript Staff Report Wednesday, June 14, 2017   While the city weighs the benefits of massive developments like SoccerCity, a contingent of small-scale developers continues to stitch smaller additions to the urban fabric in the form of infill projects. A trio of developers spoke Tuesday about the opportunities and challenges associated with small-scale, infill development at a breakfast panel hosted by the Urban Land Institute San Diego-Tijuana chapter. “Everybody’s talking about SoccerCity recently, but the things that impact the communities that we live in and could potentially… address our … Read More

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Downtowns Matter

  By Edward T. McMahon Edward T. McMahon is the Chairman of the NMSC Board of Directors. He also holds the Charles Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development and is a Senior Resident Fellow at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C., where he leads the organization’s worldwide efforts to conduct research and educational activities related to environmentally sensitive develop- ment policies and practices. He is also a senior staff adviser for ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative, and is a sought- after speaker and thinker on land use and economic development trends. McMahon is the … Read More

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Housing in the Evolving U.S. Suburbs

By Trisha Riggs December 5, 2016 U.S. suburban housing markets are well positioned to remain preferred places to live and work over the coming decades, even as many urban cores and downtown neighborhoods continue to attract new residents and businesses, says a new report from the ULI Terwilliger Center. Suburbs are not monolithic, according to the report, titled Housing in the Evolving American Suburb, which is based on a new analytic framework for classifying suburbs developed by RCLCO. The report classifies and compares suburbs in the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the … Read More

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Should San Diego students live on or off campus?

By: Phillip Molnar  Local universities continue to feel pressure to provide more student housing in a climate of rising rent and home prices, said school planners at an event Tuesday in downtown San Diego. But, there could be changes coming because of shifting preferences, opportunities for private builders and new demographics of college students, said experts at the Urban Land Institute talk. Mark Cunningham, an assistant vice chancellor for housing at UC San Diego, said there is much demand by students to live on campus — there’s a 2,500 person waiting list for graduate student housing — largely because they … Read More

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