Navy Pier Chicago, Illinois: Advisory Services Panel

At the request of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA), the ULI Advisory Services Program convened a panel in February and August 2010 to assist in the creation of a vision for Navy Pier. Originally studied by ULI in 1989 and subsequently redeveloped using many of ULI’s early recommendations, Navy Pier has operated successfully for two decades with only minor changes along the way….
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West Trade Street/Beatties Ford Road Corridor: Advisory Services Panel

In June 2010, the city of Charlotte invited a ULI Advisory Services panel to evaluate and make recommendations on a host of issues associated with the economic development and revitalization along the West Trade Street and Beatties Ford Road corridor. Sponsors for the panel include Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU), Johnson & Wales University (J&W), Charlotte Center City Partners, and the Bank of America. The ULI Foundation also provided funding….
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South Campus University of Alberta Edmonton, Canada: Advisory Services Panel

The university is preparing plans for further development of the South Campus as an academic center in addition to its current use as an agricultural research station and the location of several large sports and physical education and recreation facilities, some of which are shared with the city of Edmonton and organized city groups. All of the sponsors are interested in the South Campus becoming a leading example of sustainable institutional and community development that can be a model for other Alberta institutions and communities. In addition, the university seeks detailed advice on the appropriateness and sufficiency of the current planning activities. In developing a model of sustainability for the South Campus, the university is looking for best practices, measures, and standards that are transferable to other communities and institutions in Alberta….
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania: Advisory Services Panel

A sponsor team consisting of the borough of Pottstown, the Hill School, the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation, Pottstown Area Industrial Development, Inc., the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, the Montgomery County Community College, and the Pottstown School District asked the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to conduct a one-and-a-half-day Advisory Services panel to provide advice and suggestions to improve and maintain the economic health of the community….
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin: Advisory Services Panel

Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a city of approximately 35,000 people, is located six miles south of downtown Milwaukee. In cooperation with WISPARK, the development arm of Wisconsin Energy, the city government is considering redevelopment ideas for the Lakeview Village site—approximately 250 acres located along the shores of Lake Michigan on the eastern extremity of the city. This site, which includes seven major and several minor properties, all separately owned, has a long history of use for a variety of older industrial purposes, including chemical and metals manufacturing. Although all such uses have long since ceased active operations, their residual effects still pose environmental issues for the reuse of the site….
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Galveston, Texas: Advisory Services Panel

On September 8, 1900, the city of Galveston was hit by the deadliest natural disaster in United States history. Known simply as the 1900 Storm, the hurricane brought winds of 140 mph and storm surges of 15 feet that killed 20 percent of Galveston’s residents and destroyed 36,000 buildings. Galveston rebounded from this disaster by rebuilding its infrastructure, forming a home-rule municipality, and growing its population base to approximately 60,000 residents….
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Public School Properties, New Orleans, Louisinana: Advisory Services Panel

The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB), in partnership with the Recovery School District of Louisiana (RSD) and the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding, invited a ULI Advisory Services Panel to recommend strategies for redeveloping former school properties throughout Orleans Parish. The panel’s briefing materials identified at least 51 unused school properties throughout New Orleans, 46 of which are land-banked and five declared surplus….
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Advisory Services Panel

Many parts of Philadelphia have seen a transformation in recent years. With its stable economic base, Center City has thrived as a walkable, vibrant commercial and residential area. Temple University, long a major regional force in higher education, has emerged as a nationally ranked university with undergraduate and graduate programs in numerous disciplines and expansive plans for growth at its north Philadelphia campus. …
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