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Grimy, Glorious, Gone. The Divergent Paths of 7 Train Stations - The New York Times
The middle of the country has a tortured romance with its train stations, often grandiose structures that shaped local history but stopped serving a purpose. The announcement this summer that Detroit’s crumbling train terminal — among the best-known symbols of that city’s decline — would be turned into futuristic offices brought new attention to the problem of what to do with aging depots.
rail  midwest  urban-revitalization  adaptive-re-use  Around-the-web  this-week-437  detroit  Cincinnati  ohio  kansas-city  joplin  missouri  arkansas 
7 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Bitcoin Miners Flock to New York’s Remote Corners, but Get Chilly Reception - The New York Times
A region that once attracted heavy industry is coping with an influx of Bitcoin speculators, lured by an abundance of cheap electricity.
energy-costs  adaptive-re-use  new-york  bitcoin  Around-the-web  this-week-437 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
The Factory That Oreos Built - Smithsonian
If walls could speak, the brick at New York’s Chelsea Market would have more than a few stories to tell.

Alphabet (the parent company of Google) purchased the building in March of 2018 for $2.4 billion—an earth-shattering figure even in New York City’s real estate market—but this isn’t a glittering, 21st-century beacon, a symbol of the ingenuity of Silicon Valley. In reality, the looming brick structure remains largely the same as it did more than a century ago, when it served as headquarters for the iconic snack company Nabisco.
Around-the-web  this-week-425-top  corporate-headquarters  google-alphabet  new-york-city  office-market  adaptive-re-use 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Warehouse Conversions Aren’t Just for Cities Anymore. Or Just for Warehouses. - The New York Times
In an era when homes and offices seem to embrace industrial décor, such “adaptive-reuse” projects are turning up in more suburban areas, in a slew of building types, like power plants, churches, schools, prisons, railroad stations, hospitals and factories.
adaptive-re-use  suburbs  Around-the-web  this-week-400  sfp-insider-5-24-2018 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
The Factories Of The Past Are Turning Into Data Centers Of The Future - GE Reports
Data centers are taking over the factories where workers once processed checks, baked bread and printed Bibles. What will the rise of the information-based economy mean for American cities?
adaptive-re-use  data-centers  Around-the-web  this-week-374 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
How yesterday's industrial workplaces are becoming today's data centers - CSMonitor.com
Factories, mines, printing press buildings, bakeries, and other icons of 20th century industrial activity are now being adapted to the information age.
industrial-real-estate  adaptive-re-use  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Millennials Bring New Life to Some Rust Belt Cities - STATELINE - The Pew Charitable Trusts
BALTIMORE — Educated millennials are transforming some neighborhoods in several Rust Belt cities like this one, where old flour and textile mills are being converted to apartments and faded industrial districts have become thriving enclaves with colorful street life.
demographics  baltimore  Metros  urban-revitalization  rust-belt  Around-the-web  this-week-359  adaptive-re-use  sfp-insider-5-24-2018 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Industry Outlook for Adaptive Use - Urban Land Magazine
Experts in adaptive use discuss how they evaluate existing buildings for adaptive use potential, how to avoid common pitfalls, how to balance sustainability with preservation, and other trends.
this-week-353  Around-the-web  adaptive-re-use  industrial-real-estate 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
America's abandoned factories in hot demand - CNN
There's a love affair happening with an unlikely type of real estate: America's empty factories and warehouses.
Around-the-web  this-week-345  north-carolina  adaptive-re-use  industrial-real-estate 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Old Hollywood Buildings Get Makeovers and Turn ‘Creative’ - The New York Times
“Whether you’re an entertainment firm or a law firm, what we hear consistently is that companies are trying to enhance collaboration and deliver a workplace that will enhance that,” - John D. Zanetos, senior vice president for brokerage services at the commercial real estate services firm CBRE in Los Angeles
adaptive-re-use  collabarative-workspace  workplace-trends  Around-the-web  los-angeles  this-week-343 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Old Buildings Are U.S. Cities’ Biggest Sustainability Challenge - HBR
In the United States, buildings consume 41 percent of the nation’s total energy use, through lighting, heating, air conditioning, elevators, and the thousands of items plugged into their sockets. In large urban centers such as Chicago and New York, the figure surpasses 70%. As the world seeks to forge a path to a clean energy future, the simple fact is that we need to reduce the energy used by cities and their buildings.
sustainable-development  asset-management  facility-planning  green-buildings  adaptive-re-use  Around-the-web  this-week-339 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Aging Detroit industrial complexes find ways to repurpose - Crain's Detroit Business
Those two properties and other smaller ones throughout the city and region sit in contrast to the continuing high demand for new industrial and warehouse/distribution space I write about in this section
adaptive-re-use  industrial-real-estate  Around-the-web  detroit  this-week-332 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Artful Brownfields: Transparency through Creativity - ideas + buildings
There is something mysterious about brownfields. They are part industrial and part natural; something that we as designers sometimes romanticize. They are, however, less picturesque to the communities that grew up around the pollution, contamination, related health issues, job loss, and deterioration. How can we as designers and community engagement specialists close this perception gap and employ design to give transparency and humanity to the process of remediation and redevelopment?
brownfields  adaptive-re-use  remediation  industrial-real-estate  facility-planning  asset-management  Around-the-web  this-week-332 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Adaptive Use Is Reinventing Detroit - Urban Land Magazine
From a widespread state of decay, Detroit is emerging as a national leader in the adaptive use of commercial buildings.
adaptive-re-use  this-week-322  Around-the-web  detroit  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  Metros 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
NYC Industrial Manufacturing Plan Still Needed - Gotham Gazette
Since the recent announcement by Jamestown Properties and partners of a $1 billion investment to rebrand and renovate a massive 16-building complex - which will require a rezoning to permit a hotel and academic facility as well as a public investment of $100 million to improve the surrounding streetscape and infrastructure - there has been a steady stream of media accounts of new tech and commercial tenants drawn to Industry City.
industrial-real-estate  innovation-hubs  adaptive-re-use  new-york-city  government-policy  this-week-315  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Can Detroit’s Vacant Factories Become Community Assets? – Next City
Heading east along I-94 from Detroit’s resurgent Midtown area, two massive structures loom on the horizon. For passing drivers, they’re awe-inducing symbols of both the city’s former industrial might and the dismaying scale of its post-industrial challenges.
detroit  urban-revitalization  urban-planning  Metros  automotive-industry  adaptive-re-use  this-week-314  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing a turnaround: Former American Axle plant on East Side finds a new direction - The Buffalo News
When American Axle & Manufacturing shut its East Side plant more than seven years ago, the outlook was bleak.

The plant had operated, under different identities, in the Delavan-Grider neighborhood for about 85 years. Good jobs vanished with the closing. And with American Axle gone, who would need a manufacturing complex with more than 1 million square feet?
adaptive-re-use  this-week-311  Around-the-web  buffalo 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Amway opens $81M Grand Rapids area plant, offers peek at soft-gel making operation - MLive.com
The company has spent two years retrofitting a 317,000-square-foot former catalog distribution center with high-tech equipment.
Michigan  amway  grand-rapids  advanced-manufacturing  adaptive-re-use  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-309  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Jurassic Office Parks: New Life for Old Suburban Campuses - Forbes
Low slung office buildings…massive parking lots…a mixture of private offices and acres of cubicles…Welcome to the 1980s and the suburban office park.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  office  office-market  adaptive-re-use  suburbs 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
A New Life for Dead Malls — The Atlantic
Developers have had to to get creative when it comes to salvaging America's failing shopping centers, turning them into hospitals, churches, and even parks.
urban-planning  urban-revitalization  suburbs  adaptive-re-use  remediation  this-week-297  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Malloy announces $27 million in brownfield clean-up grants - CT Politics
“Many of Connecticut’s brownfield sites have been abandoned or under-utilized for decades because the costs of redeveloping these properties are too expensive for municipalities or private developers to take on by themselves,” Governor Dannel P. Malloy said in a statement after an appearance in Bridgeport.
connecticut  brownfields  remediation  adaptive-re-use  government-policy 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
SC Tennessee Workforce Alliance Helps Transform Old GM Building Into Bustling Training Center - EMSI
In south central Tennessee, it’s known as the Northfield Project. Community leaders, led by the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance, have turned a former GM building into a hotspot for demand-driven technical training, conferences, and business office space. The transformation is a vivid example of a workforce board and its county mayors taking the lead to help rejuvenate their regional economy.
adaptive-re-use  GM  tennessee  workforce-development  this-week-252  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Why Hiring Lags Behind Even as U.S. Factories Hum - WSJ.com
Across the country, companies have been slow to add capacity to meet growing demand as the U.S. economy has picked up. And even when they are investing, they often take pains to add as few jobs as possible. Xerox Corp. has broken ground on a $35 million expansion of a sophisticated plant making high-tech toner for printers and copiers. It decided to make the investment at an existing Xerox facility in Webster, N.Y., about 12 miles outside Rochester, in part because it would require adding fewer jobs than at the other sites it considered. Fertilizer maker Mosaic Co. had planned to build a $700 million ammonia plant. But last fall it dropped those plans and decided to buy the product from a supplier instead.
site-selection  business-expansion  asset-management  adaptive-re-use  labor  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-246  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
How View Is Reinventing Your Windows - Forbes
The six-year-old company is one of those in the vanguard of bringing high-tech manufacturing back to the U.S. It is evident in the company’s Milpitas headquarters—a reconditioned Seagate disk drive manufacturing plant—that Mulpuri repurposed to coat glass and even more so in its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that recently went online in  Olive Branch, Mississippi.
california  mississippi  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  nanotechnology  adaptive-re-use  sustainable-development  green-economy  this-week-241  around-the-web  case-studies 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Derelict in Detroit, and Hard to Sell - NYTimes.com
Now with the city awaiting court approval of the biggest municipal bankruptcy in history, the decrepit plant, often referred simply as the Packard, has somehow become a hot commodity for would-be developers from as far away as South America.
adaptive-re-use  redevelopment  automotive-industry  detroit  this-week-239  around-the-web 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Detroit Bus Company Pivots to Serve Youth, Relocates to Historic Factory - Xconomy
The Detroit Bus Company, a transit startup founded by Andy Didorosi in 2012 to try and solve some of Detroit’s myriad public transportation issues, announced last week that it has consolidated its operations. It has moved from a depot in Ferndale, MI, and office in downtown Detroit to a historic factory in Hamtramck.
this-week-233  around-the-web  industry-reports  transportation  detroit  adaptive-re-use 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
L.A. Follows Trend of Harbor Redevelopment with $155m Tech Cluster Project - SSTI Weekly Digest
The city of Los Angeles is working with a consortium of public and private partners to redevelop unused docklands into space that will support new industry cluster development. The project highlights a trend of high-profile projects across the country, with cities like Brooklyn and Philadelphia repurposing dockside warehouse space to seed tech startups and advanced manufacturing.
innovation-hubs  around-the-web  metros  los-angeles  this-week-224  adaptive-re-use  industry-clusters 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
A Remarkably Simple Idea to End the Cycle of Abandoned Factories - The Atlantic Cities
You can't force companies that no longer exist to pay for dismantling these buildings. But what if the government required them – years earlier – to buy property insurance to do that? Think of it as life insurance for commercial sites.
commercial-real-estate  this-week-221  asset-management  around-the-web  facility-planning  adaptive-re-use 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
City tackles tackle reuse of old automotive sites - Indianapolis Business Journal
The city of Indianapolis plans an in-depth analysis of four former automotive manufacturing sites, some of which have already languished for years without significant redevelopment.
around-the-web  This-Week-184  economic-development-news  indianapolis  adaptive-re-use  automotive-industry 
september 2012 by areadevelopment
Merchandise Mart in Chicago Attracts Tech Start-Ups - NYTimes.com
Once a dormant area of empty warehouses, the River North section of Chicago has evolved into a nexus of dining, night life and, most recently, an aspiring rival to Silicon Valley. Its 45 square blocks are home to the headquarters of Groupon, the Chicago offices of Google and several hundred technology start-ups.
around-the-web  This-Week-184  metros  urban-planning  chicago  office  adaptive-re-use 
september 2012 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Space in Brooklyn Retools for the Modern Tenant - NYTimes.com
The hulking industrial buildings that line Sunset Park’s waterfront once bustled with manufacturing and military activity. As New York City bleeds manufacturing jobs to cheaper markets, persuading companies to stay is, at best, difficult. But the city, which owns more than one-third of the space, and private developers are revamping these properties to appeal to a more nimble manufacturing tenant.
around-the-web  This-Week-184  adaptive-re-use  new-york-city  brooklyn  metros  urban-planning 
september 2012 by areadevelopment
Brunswick Landing is a Maine model for economic development - BDN Maine
The conversion of the Brunswick Naval Air Station for civilian reuse offers a model for other communities and regions in Maine facing economic challenges.
maine  economic-development-news  adaptive-re-use  regional-reports 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Brooklyn Navy Yard Is Site of Proposed Media Campus - NYTimes.com
After decades of neglect, this hidden corner of the 300-acre Brooklyn Navy Yard, known as the Naval Annex Historic Campus, may be ready for a long overdue makeover.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-179  technology-parks  media  adaptive-re-use  industry-clusters  high-tech 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Redevelopment of Historic Mill Properties – The Morganton Trading Company - CED in NC
Leaders in Morganton, NC have undertaken several transformative redevelopment projects involving complex financing with a mix of public and private funds. One of Morganton’s signature projects is the Morganton Trading Company, an adaptive mill reuse project in downtown. This short case study will summarize the redevelopment of the Morganton Trading Company.
case-studies  north-carolina  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-week-166  adaptive-re-use  redevelopment  public-private-partnerships  economic-development-news 
may 2012 by areadevelopment
Mega Plans For a 'Mega Park' - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick
A massive economic development project in Vermillion County is attracting strong interest from the energy production and food processing sectors. The Vermillion Rise Mega Park is on the former Newport Chemical Depot site.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-week-160  indiana  business-parks  adaptive-re-use 
march 2012 by areadevelopment
Developers Are Increasingly Pursuing Adaptive Reuse Opportunities - NREI
There are many reasons why developers are attracted to adaptive reuse today. There is an increased demand from cities, residents and tenants for renewed urban cores. Americans are regaining a taste for urban living and moving from suburbs back to redeveloped cities.
asset-management  twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-158  commercial-real-estate  adaptive-re-use 
february 2012 by areadevelopment
SC wind turbine test facility nears completion - TheState.com
Amid dust and din, a cavernous 70-year-old warehouse once used by the Navy is being transformed to play a key role in the nation's energy future.
this-week-158  twitterfeed  around-the-web  south-carolina  industry-reports  wind-energy  energy  adaptive-re-use 
february 2012 by areadevelopment

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