9/8 THUR 10:45 | Abacoa- If You Plan It, They Will Come 2


Published on

Explore the evolution of a 16 year old new urbanist development. Topics discussed include how Abacoa was shovel ready as the center of the regional bioscience cluster for Palm Beach County,
how design and planning can withstand market forces and the challenges of integrating mixed uses including specific discussion of the follies of the Town Center.

Published in: Career, Technology
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

9/8 THUR 10:45 | Abacoa- If You Plan It, They Will Come 2

  1. 1. Abacoa- If you plan it, they will come Thursday, September 8, 2011 10:45 am – 12:00 pm
  2. 2. You Want to Make Us do WHAT????
  3. 4. Jupiter supported New Urbanism 1995 Charrette Master Plan
  4. 6. What is Workplace? or
  5. 7. Block or Campus?
  6. 8. Workplace: Market Meets New Urbansim
  7. 9. Source: AngelouEconomics Thirteen Site-Selection Factors <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>    Labor </li></ul><ul><li>Real Estate </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure conditions (Utilities, roads, telecommunication etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation Access </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor/Supplier Impacts </li></ul><ul><li>Educational System </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Overall Operating Costs </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Business Interruption Risk </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Considerations </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Political Stability </li></ul><ul><li>  Governmental Factors </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives (to offset start-up </li></ul><ul><li>costs and reduce </li></ul><ul><li>operational costs) </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of Life *** </li></ul>
  8. 10. “ Quality-of-life issues typically have a much greater impact on projects that are trying to attract certain types of employees. …… Companies planning information technology, life sciences, research and development, and corporate headquarters projects tend to rank quality-of-life issues higher on the list than those planning other types of projects.” “Quality of life can become the deciding factor later in the selection process, especially for an industry that must attract quality talent and young professionals.……..” Happy Employees: “It’s been well documented that companies perform better when their employees are happy in the workplace. Quality-of-life factors add value to a company’s bottom line.” ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ When Quality of Life Closes the Location Decision Deal… From: When Quality of Life Closes the Location Decision Deal September 2011 Mark Crawford (Dec/Jan 10)
  9. 11. Hi-tech Workers want Quality of Life
  10. 12. KEY ATTRIBUTES FOR A HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE RANKING <ul><li>High-performing schools (public, private, and post-secondary)* </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable housing in a variety of good neighborhoods* </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient public transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Short commute times </li></ul><ul><li>Low crime rates * </li></ul><ul><li>High-quality healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Spouse employment opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive child-care costs </li></ul><ul><li>A good balance of lifestyle amenities — shopping, entertainment, sports, weather, alternative employment opportunities  </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of housing and educational assets and diversity of cultural and recreational choices. Area Development On Line </li></ul>
  11. 13. Variety of Housing Safe neighborhoods
  12. 14. Shopping sports Entertainment
  13. 15. Parks Education
  14. 16. Mecca v. Abacoa
  15. 17. Abacoa –Nucleus for the North County Bioscience Cluster
  16. 19. Scripps
  17. 21. New Urbanism = New Business G4S
  18. 22. Planning will require more than a “pretty face” in today’s competitive market
  19. 23. If you plan right, they will come!