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Vertical Mixed Use Best Practices: Developing Residential Over a Grocer

August 21, 2014

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Vertical mixed use has become the dominant form of development in urban areas–especially apartments over a grocery store. Three such projects are now under construction in the Washington, D.C. region and at least seven have already been built. But this is a very difficult project type to get right. There are many areas for conflict […]

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DC’s Young Professionals Will Drive Micro-Unit Growth

February 26, 2014

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That’s the word from David Versel, Senior Research Associate at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy.  Versel was a keynote speaker at  Living Small, today’s conference on the design and development of micro-units in the capital region. The event was sponsored by Mason’s Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship and the American Institute of Architects […]

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Conservation Development as a Solution to Suburban Sprawl

March 21, 2013

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by Roger S, Lin If smart growth is the solution to land use and real estate development in urban areas, what is the solution for rural and outer suburban communities?  Conservation Development may be one of the solutions that show some promise. Conventional Subdivisions Since the construction of Levittown in New York in the 1950s, […]

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