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NJ Future Redevelopment Forum 2020 - Lohbauer

Mark Lohbauer presentation

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NJ Future Redevelopment Forum 2020 - Lohbauer

  1. 1. Better together: Place-based economic development in downtowns
  2. 2. Better together: Place-based economic development in downtowns The neighborhood: • Old-fashioned all- American downtown • 2-3 story residential or office above unique retail, restaurants • Need for foot traffic
  3. 3. Better together: Place-based economic development in downtowns Wasted space • One-story • Adjacent to RR station • Incompatible design
  4. 4. Better together: Place-based economic development in downtowns What would work? • Researching economics • Interviewing merchants • Community-wide survey • Plan and RFQ process
  5. 5. Better together: Place-based economic development in downtowns Growth by choice, not chance • The Clarus has 20 residential units on 2nd & 3rd floors • Walking distance to shops, supermarket, restaurants, & RR
  6. 6. Better together: Place-based economic development in downtowns Development that meets the town’s goals • Multi-story mixed-use • Compatible design • Desired retail
  7. 7. Better together: Place-based economic development in downtowns Pre-leased retail instead of empty space • BCB Maplewood Bank • Abby Haliti Salon • Starbucks • The Cassidy Bar & Kitchen

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