Category: Planning

Downtown Planning Reinvigorates Urban Cores

By Matt Ashby In the era of strip malls, big box retailers, and suburbia, countless communities across the country are struggling to keep their downtowns thriving. As stores and restaurants locate around many city and town perimeters, the communities’ urban cores are being neglected. However, thanks to the efforts of a nationwide Main Street Movement,… Read More »

Tales From the Field: Halloween Reflections on Our Top 5 Projects with a Spook Factor

By Matt Ashby, AICP CUD, and Ben Peotter, PE Whew! We made it past All Hallow’s Eve and lived to tell about it. A few of our projects had us sweating a little, but we’re out of the proverbial woods now. Our redevelopment and brownfield work often takes us to places with historic and colorful… Read More »

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 »