Norman, Oklahoma — Advisory Services Panel


The panel was asked to examine a study area in Ward 4 of the city of Norman, land owned and operated by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS). Specifically, the study area includes a parcel north of East Main Street, approximately 160 acres, and a parcel south of East Main Street, approximately 80 acres. Originally developed when the property was at the eastern edge of the city of Norman, the land was first a school site, but changed to a private mental health hospital in 1894. At its peak, the self-sufficient campus encompassed over a thousand acres and included dozens of buildings, its own power plant, and a working farm with a dairy and cannery that provided food for both patients and staff. In many cases, patients undergoing long-term treatment at Griffin Memorial Hospital held jobs on the campus as part of their treatment. The hospital was a major Norman employer through the 1970s….
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Anna Maria Island, Florida — Advisory Services Panel


Anna Maria Island (AMI) is a 7-mile long barrier island, located off the coast of Manatee County, Florida. Just to the north lies Tampa Bay, to the south is Longboat Key (also a barrier island); the Intracoastal Waterway and Anna Maria Sound lie to the east. AMI has three cities—Anna Maria to the north, Holmes Beach in the middle, and Bradenton Beach to the south. Each city has its own municipal government with some shared services among the three….
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Memphis, Tennessee—Advisory Services Panel


The Fairgrounds, a nearly 155 acre site, marks the center of the city of Memphis. Historically this site has been a fixture in the city’s history and today continues to hold a special place for many Memphians. The Fairgrounds is home to many anchor facilities for the city including the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, which hosts University of Memphis football games, the Liberty Bowl, the Southern Heritage Classic, the Children’s Museum of Memphis, the Kroc Center and the STEAM Academy. In 2004, the city assembled a blue ribbon committee to determine potential new uses for the Fairgrounds and nearby properties, and later in 2008 issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of the site, which did not move forward. Following the RFP, the city began to explore other redevelopment and reuse ideas. These concepts provided the foundation for the State of Tennessee to apply for a Tourist Development Zone (“TDZ”) around the Fairgrounds….
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Malden/Everett, Massachusetts—Advisory Services Panel

ULI Advisory Panel envisions the potential connectivity across the Malden river for both municipalities. Image: Ralph Núñez.

Given the growth and emergence of strong mixed-use urban industrial districts nationwide, MassDevelopment, and the cities of Malden and Everett tasked the panel to focus on the unique issues of land development in metro Boston’s urban core, in light of the additional land development activity and market need for increased housing, commercial space and the integration of these uses….
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Advisory Services Panel—Omaha, Nebraska & Council Bluffs, Iowa

Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge

There have been a myriad of plans and projects undertaken by Omaha and Council Bluffs since the early 1970s which have all had the overarching theme of bringing people back to the riverfront. The natural resource used for so long as an industrial and transportation corridor has become an attraction for people and businesses and provides an opportunity for increased activity along the riverfront and between the two jurisdictions. So how does Omaha and Council Bluffs coordinate activity together without competing with one another or compromising the natural beauty of the landscape and riverfront itself in the 21st century? …
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Advisory Services Panel—San Bernardino, California

metrolink train

A ULI panel was convened in September 2014 to examine the San Bernardino Line. The focus of the ULI Advisory Services Panel was to evaluate the market opportunities and constraints throughout the SB Line that currently exist or can reasonably be forecast to exist in the future with the underlying objective to develop an integrated land use/transit vision for the corridor….
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