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With Books as a Catalyst, Minneapolis Neighborhood Revives

With Books as a Catalyst, Minneapolis Neighborhood Revives

Three nonprofit groups opened Open Book, a literary and arts center, in May 2000, and a neighborhood renaissance flowered.

April 30, 2008

New Wave of Upgrades at Grand Central Shops

New Wave of Upgrades at Grand Central Shops

As many of its retailers’ leases expire, the property managers of Grand Central Terminal are preparing for another retail face-lift.

March 19, 2008

St. Paul Stops a Waterfront Developer From Crossing the Mississippi

St. Paul has blocked a well-known local developer from building an upscale mixed-use community directly across the river from the downtown area.

January 2, 2008

Hotels Discover the Brooklyn Vibe

Several projects planned in the next few years will end a relatively dry spell in hotel development in Brooklyn.

December 23, 2007

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; In Minneapolis, a Block Transformed

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; In Minneapolis, a Block Transformed

After helping to turn around a neglected neighborhood, a nonprofit changed focus to preserve affordable housing amid encroaching gentrification.

December 16, 2007

Luxury Lodging for the Eco-Tourist

Luxury Lodging for the Eco-Tourist

The options are expanding for travelers to Costa Rica who wish to celebrate and preserve the natural environment.

November 25, 2007

SQUARE FEET | CHECKING IN; Yes, It Has a Mood, but It’s Not a ‘Boutique’SQUARE FEET | CHECKING IN; Yes, It Has a Mood, but It’s Not a ‘Boutique’

Six years after the grand-opening party for its newest hotel in SoHo — on Sept. 10, 2001 — the Thompson Hotel Group is flourishing.

October 28, 2007

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; Two Border Cities, One Shared LifestyleNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; Two Border Cities, One Shared Lifestyle

Even as border security has become a political hot potato, El Paso and Juárez remain very much connected.

October 28, 2007

SQUARE FEET; For a Lasting Impact, a Fleeting Experience

SQUARE FEET; For a Lasting Impact, a Fleeting Experience


The food magazine Bon Appétit hired a well-known designer to transform the former site of a Hard Rock Cafe into a temporary restaurant, scheduled to last only two weeks.

October 24, 2007 – Business

SQUARE FEET; A Third Act for Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts

Avenue of the Arts along South Broad Street in Philadelphia has been created in three distinct phases; first phase cultivated live performing arts; second phase focused on attracting supporting commercial and retail tenants; third movement is new residential development, much of it directly linked to arts; photos

October 17, 2007

SQUARE FEET | CHECKING IN; Starwood’s Founder Makes a New Splash

When Barry Sternlicht left the company he turned into one of the world’s largest hotel chains, few thought he would return to the industry less than two years later.

September 30, 2007 Real Estate News

SQUARE FEET; Planned City Rises Within a City in the Southwest

A 25-square-mile stretch of flat acreage in Albuquerque is being transformed into a master-planned community that may take 30 years to build.

September 26, 2007 Real Estate News

SQUARE FEET | CHECKING IN; Party Central, for a Richer Crowd


The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is expected to emerge from a $750 million renovation with its party image intact but with a more upscale clientele.

September 2, 2007 Real Estate News

SQUARE FEET | CHECKING IN; When Creating Brands, Dress Rehearsals Help

Model rooms and lobbies help iron out every last detail before a hotel brand makes its debut.

August 5, 2007 Business News

SQUARE FEET | CHECKING IN; For Chelsea, a Morning of New Hotels

In the midst of New York’s hot hotel market, developers are betting that Chelsea is ready to become a lodging destination.

July 8, 2007 Real Estate News

Change at the Chelsea, Shelter of the Arts

Residents expressed concern about what the management change portends for one of New York’s more quirky cultural institutions.

June 19, 2007 New York and Region News chelseafinal.pdf

SQUARE FEET | CHECKING IN; New Kicks on Route 66 for Commercial Builders

Aficionados of the storied highway hope that the restoration of a famous stop for travelers will anchor a revival of motel culture and tourism.

June 10, 2007 Real Estate News

POSTING; Putting Out the Welcome Mat

The collaborative process behind a project in SoHo may get a better reception than did its architecture firm’s last project, the Sculpture for Living at Astor Place.

May 27, 2007 Real Estate News


SQUARE FEET; Savannah Adds to the Master Plan of 1733

The historic downtown of Savannah, Ga., is being expanded, but the developer is staying true to its 1733 design.

May 23, 2007 Real Estate News

springhill.jpgSQUARE FEET | CHECKING IN; A New Style of Hotel Where Work Meets Play

Younger business travelers want contemporary design, up-to-date technology, easy access to clients and social activities, as well as a moderate price.

May 6, 2007 Travel News

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; ‘Smart Growth’ in South Carolina

Rather than allowing development to overwhelm Jasper County, S.C., officials have collaborated on a plan to guide building and preserve natural beauty.

April 29, 2007 Real Estate News

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; Buyers in New Mexico Find Views, and Value

The Talavera area has experienced rapid development in the last few years, as wealthier home buyers take advantage of the large lots and mountain views.

April 15, 2007 Real Estate News

SQUARE FEET | CHECKING IN; Lower Manhattan’s Revival Will Include New Hotels

A more active downtown is adding to demand for more guest rooms.

April 15, 2007 Real Estate News

SQUARE FEET; Condo Conversions Switch Gears to Go Commercial

Some developers are rethinking plans to convert aging Manhattan office buildings into residential condominiums.

April 4, 2007 Real Estate News

SQUARE FEET; 2 Cities and 4 Bridges Where Commerce Flows


Manufacturers are drawn to Juárez, Mexico, which has both low-cost Mexican labor and easy access to the U.S. market.

March 28, 2007 Real Estate News Juarez PDF


NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; Northeast Los Angeles: Set for a Close-Up

With real estate prices on the rise, home buyers have been migrating to a historic hilly area that offers views from the Pacific Ocean to the Hollywood Hills.

March 25, 2007 Business News

SQUARE FEET; An Art Gallery in the Lobby

The first Class A commercial condominium building in Lower Manhattan has taken lobby art to a new level, transforming the space with rotating exhibits.

March 7, 2007 Real Estate News

SQUARE FEET; Record Year Followed by Record Deal

In 2006, office buildings purchased by investors in New York City reached nearly $30 billion, double the amount that investors paid just two years earlier.

January 17, 2007 Business News

SQUARE FEET; Finding the Green In Building Renovation

A New York developer has an eye on making environmentally conscious improvements to properties in locations served by mass transit.

January 10, 2007 Business News PDF version

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; Design for Everyone, Disabled or Not

A project in St. Louis creates environments usable by everyone.

January 7, 2007 Real Estate News

POSTING; Affordable Housing Without Subsidies

While most nonprofit affordable-housing developers tend to do cookie-cutter buildings, one developer produced affordable units that were also well designed.

December 24, 2006 Real Estate News

SQUARE FEET; Using Redevelopment to Tell a Story

Durham, N.C., is working with private developers to use history as a teaching experience while rebuilding a commercial district.

December 13, 2006 Real Estate News Durham PDF

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; When You’re Moving, but the House Just Sits

The housing market in Raleigh, N.C., seems to be enjoying what can be described as a Goldilocks period.

December 3, 2006 Real Estate News Raleigh PDF

SQUARE FEET; Upgrade the Lobby, Attract New Tenants

By LISA CHAMBERLAIN Owners are paying special attention to the “curb appeal” of well-designed lobbies to attract premium tenants. November 29, 2006 Real Estate News

SQUARE FEET; A Resurgence in Cleveland

University Circle, Cleveland’s eds and meds district, is on the verge of a major transformation after $2 billion worth of infrastructure investment.

November 8, 2006 Education News University Circle PDF

SQUARE FEET; Young, Idealistic and Now Developers

SQUARE FEET; Across the East River and Poised for Growth

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; Filmmakers Say Hooray for Cleveland

SQUARE FEET; Unlikely Dorm Mates at Barnard

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; Preserving History and a ‘Fantasy Feeling’

SQUARE FEET; Smaller Offices Being Pushed Out of Midtown

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; Drawn to Eastern Tennessee’s Natural Beauty

Square Feet; Creating Demand for City Living in Nashville

Times Select Content NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: CHELSEA; A Year in the Life

Times Select Content Square Feet; Recycling a Big Urban Navy Yard

Times Select Content Square Feet; Building a City Within the City of Atlanta

May 24, 2006 Business News PDF version

Square Feet; Little by Little, an Overnight Success

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; Old Mills That Aren’t Run of the Mill

Square Feet; A Suburban Builder Heads for the City

Times Select Content SQUARE FEET; Pressing a Claim for Dutch History

Times Select Content SQUARE FEET: BLUEPRINTS; Going Off the Beaten Path For New Design Ideas

SQUARE FEET; A New Newark Moves Closer to Reality

Times Select Content Square Feet; A Florida City Awaits the Payoff From Its Bet on Condos

Times Select Content SQUARE FEET; A Retailing Czar, Looking Out for Mom and Pop

Times Select Content Square Feet; Luring Business Developers Into Low-Income Areas

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; Tax Breaks Drive a Philadelphia Boom

Square Feet; Trying to Build the Grand Central of the West

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; Creating Housing for Teachers

Times Select Content SQUARE FEET; The Trade-Offs in Zoning Trade-Offs

Times Select Content SQUARE FEET; Filling in a Blank on the New York Skyline

SQUARE FEET; Towers Grow in Downtown Brooklyn

Square Feet; Wanting the Old Main Street Back

Times Select Content SQUARE FEET; The Un-Mall on Bleecker Street

Square Feet; Cleveland Pulls Back From the Edge

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; Adobe Gets Its Day In the Sun

Times Select Content SQUARE FEET; For Boutique Financiers, Office Space to Match

Times Select Content SQUARE FEET; A Roof Garden? It’s Much More Than That

LIVING IN/Kingsbridge, the Bronx; Getting Along in Riverdale’s Shadow

SQUARE FEET; Using Feng Shui in Offices and Stores

SQUARE FEET/Union Square Park; Planning the Final Stages Of a Park’s Makeover

SQUARE FEET/Garment District; A Fashion Enclave Lets Out Its Seams

SQUARE FEET; Finally, Progress in Restoring Bridgeport’s Grandeur

SQUARE FEET; The Underground Economy: Subway Retailing

SQUARE FEET; For Artists, Cheap Studios in Vacant Commercial Space

SQUARE FEET/Downtown Manhattan; A Destination for Serious Eating

SQUARE FEET/East Harlem; A Small Boost for Small Business

SQUARE FEET/The Bowery; New Galleries Set Out To Create a Destination

ASSETS; It Pays to Plant a Street Tree

SQUARE FEET/Lower East Side; A Club for Hundreds of Girls Finds a Permanent Home

SQUARE FEET/Manhattan; For the East Village, A New Retail Face

SQUARE FEET/Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn; Transforming an Unappealing Street

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; Finding a Good Deal In San Francisco

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; In Chicago’s West Loop, Real Estate Profits Do Grow on Trees

NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES; In Cleveland’s Suburbs, New Luxury vs. Old

SQUARE FEET/Bedford-Stuyvesant; ‘The Residential Is Hot, But the Commercial Is Not’

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