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Sep
23
2015

The ReTrac train trench covers, located downtown between Commercial Row and Third Street, and between Virginia Street and Arlington Avenue, are back in play after a Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board meeting.

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Sep
16
2015

Check out details, renderings, elevations and the site plan for a new project planned for the corner of SInclair and Center Street.

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Aug
4
2015

Read what happened in last Wednesday's city council meeting, and which option they prefer for the reconfiuration of Virginia Street through MidTown.

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Jul
23
2015

Coming up at the July 29th City Council and Redevelopment Agency Board meeting, Siegel Group will present the long-awaited plans for West Street, with a possible sale or lease as the preferred outcome.

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Jun
12
2015

Historic Resources Commission meeting:

1. YESCO lighting is working on a 'modified' version of the rooftop El Cortez sign that will read 'Siegel's El Cortez' and be green, according to renderings presented.

2. Retail street-level signage will be similar to the old historic retail signs. Retail tenants at the El Cortez weren't fond of the font proposed, and the HRC proposed several fonts that would work better, and Siegel Group is supposed to make some modifications.

3. Graffiti will be removed from Stewart Park rock wall, how is not yet to be determined.

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Apr
7
2015

How Would You Redevelop 260 Winter Street? Get creative and win some $$$ with this local urban planning competition.

 

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Apr
29
2014

Check out a couple renderings of what the Maytan Music building may look like post-renovation!

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Feb
26
2014

I've been writing this blog for close to 9 years now. During that time, we've seen projects of all sizes sweep through downtown and midtown. The project graveyard includes Arterra, Wingfield Towers, Waterfront Towers, various forms of the Kings Inn being redeveloped, and many more that didn't make it. The ones that did make it, though perhaps premature, undeniably transformed downtown. Having the Sundowner, Golden Phoenix, and Comstock converted to condos in conjunction with the Palladio, provided just enough new living spaces to initiate a gradual increase in residents from 2007 through today.

At the same point in time, striking changes were occurring in the Wells Avenue Conservation District and Midtown, on a more organic level, stabilizing a neighborhood once though of as undesirable. Marmot Properties amassed dozens of properties in the neighborhood, spending millions acquiring and renovating the properties then renting them out fairly quickly. I've covered many of their renovations and you can check out some before-and-afters on their project page. Between downtown and the Wells Avenue Conservation District, however, was a neighborhood not seeing a lot of movement or development, with many properties such as the ones owned by Ryder Homes stuck in limbo. That's is all changing, however, with the Hudson Project....

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Dec
29
2013

Siri's Casino has released some initial renderings of what the renovated casino, formerly Golden Phoenix, might look like.

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Nov
12
2013

Two new buildings underway in the Sticks development...permits pulled.

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