Category: General Civil / Municipal

Revitalizing Historic Industrial Districts

A former foundry in Denver’s River North Art District is now home to restaurants, food vendors, a flower shop, and a brewery. By Matt Ashby, AICP CUD While much attention is being paid these days to revitalizing deteriorating downtowns and urban cores, another movement is also afoot: repurposing adjacent industrial districts. The renovation of these… Read More »

Protect Your Investment: Winterize Your Splashpad

By Blake Theisen, PLA As fall cools down the northern tier of the United States, it’s time to put away the summer toys, both at home and at public parks and playgrounds. The turf in baseball and softball fields gets touched up, concession stands get a final wipedown, and splashpads get tucked in tight. Splashpads… Read More »

Top Tips for Successful Permits

Water Works Park in Tampa, Florida, required permitting from more than 20 agencies and interested parties, ranging from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Without permits, projects don’t happen. Whether you want to fix a road or build a new office, fly a drone or dredge a lake,… Read More »