Economy could hamper Indy’s plans to redevelop 4 sites
Indianapolis Star (Ind.), July 19, 2011
On the edge of an eye-catching Downtown, they are among the eyesores — the empty Bush Stadium, the idled GM stamping plant, the crumbling Keystone Towers and a no-man’s land near Eli Lilly and Co. headquarters. In the past year, Mayor Greg Ballard has announced plans to redevelop those sites into new neighborhoods, with homes within walking distance of jobs, restaurants and stores.
Envisioning a new ‘old’ downtown Fayetteville
The Citizen (Ga.), July 20, 2011
“A History with a Future” may turn out to be more than the slogan associated with Fayetteville. A recently unveiled conceptual plan for “Fayetteville Downtown West” represents what organizers call a long-term development vision that would bring historically-oriented, pedestrian-friendly commercial and residential development to the 9.1-acre area immediately west of downtown between Stonewall Avenue and Lanier Avenue and extending to Tiger Trail.
Post-Katrina Rebuilding Includes Wider, Greener Transit Options
The Huffington Post, July 19, 2011
New Orleans–never a candidate for an underground, subway system–has had on-and-off success with public transit. But as roads became clogged and full of fumes in the post-Katrina era, the city and entrepreneurs have explored ways to expand streetcar lines, make buses greener and restore ferry service on Lake Pontchartrain.
Airports authority endorses aboveground Dulles rail station
The Washington Post, July 20, 2011
Washington’s airports authority Wednesday abandoned plans to build an underground Metro station at Dulles International Airport after months of bitter debate with the governments helping to fund the project to extend rail service to Loudoun County.