Collier County, Florida — Advisory Services Panel


Located in the southwest end of the Florida peninsula, Collier County is the largest County by land area in the state. However, issues around affordable housing proliferate throughout the County in different communities. The Board of County Commissioners invited the ULI Advisory Services panel to help the County develop a strategic, community-side approach on addressing housing affordability issues. …
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McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania — Advisory Services Panel


McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, once home to more than 18,000 people, suffered a loss of businesses and population in the 1970’s and 1980’s. As of July 1, 2015, the population was 6,053 and the city has lost population every year since 2010. The McKees Rocks CDC, the borough, and several additional stakeholders form local and regional agencies are seeking input from ULI to address issues related to reinvestment, land use, and poverty. …
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University of Denver, Denver, CO — Advisory Services Panel


The University of Denver is the oldest and largest private institution of higher education in Colorado and the greater Rocky Mountain region. In consultation with Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD), the Office of Mayor Michael Hancock, and Councilman Paul Kashmann (whose district includes the panel’s study area), DU convened a ULI Advisory Services panel to answer a series of questions focusing on placemaking, mobility, development, and community engagement. …
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Georgetown, South Carolina — Advisory Services Panel


The City of Georgetown, population approximately 9,062 (2015 Estimate), is an hour south of Myrtle Beach and an hour and half north of Charleston along U.S. 17 on the Sampit River near the Atlantic Ocean coast. In May 2015, ArcelorMittal announced that they would be permanently shutting down their Georgetown steel mill which has been a major employer since the 1960’s. In addition, the Port of Georgetown is also facing closure due to a lack of dredging and dwindling usage. This uncertainty led the City and County of Georgetown seek advice from the Urban Land Institute to recommend strategies and next steps for the approximately 150 Acres of industrial waterfront parcels which consists of the ArcelorMittal steel mill, the South Carolina State Ports Authority’s Port of Georgetown, and a few smaller tracts. The study area or site is partially located within the City of Georgetown and unincorporated areas of Georgetown County….
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BB&T Center, Broward County, FL—Advisory Services Panel


Broward County seeks a comprehensive development vision for transforming the Arena Site into an iconic and dynamic destination that is complimentary to the existing sports and entertainment facility, surrounding neighborhoods, businesses, and developments that are both planned and underway. Development of the site should generate positive economic returns to the cities and the County….
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Howard University, Washington D.C. — Advisory Services Panel

Howard Site Visit

The East Campus of Howard University, located in the northeast of Washington, D.C., originally housed the School of Divinity of Howard University. In recent years, the University explored the opportunity to further develop the area’s potential. The ULI panel was asked to answer questions regarding the market potential, development strategies, planning and design, and implementation of recommendations for the area….
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