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Monday
Jun122006

Miscellany from CNU

At least initially in no particular order...

-According to David Pace, a "fiscal new urbanist," builders make MORE MONEY on PURE traditional neighborhood developments than on other (conventional) projects.  That's why he has always been very hard-nosed on sticking to pure, mixed-use, high quality projects.  He is demanding of his builders, and they have learned to appreciate the financial result.

-Yaromir Steiner, developer of CocoWalk, Easton Town Center, and other renowned projects, stated that his firm has experienced a philosophical shift toward a fully gridded street plan as best practice.  They are learning to "chain" multiple urban rooms together.

-Work with small banks and lending officers who are there for the long haul.  It takes too much effort to educate successive lending officers in a bank with high staff turnover.

 

 

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