Agenda Peter Newton, Associate AIA, CSBA Market Comparisons Eric Voise, CSBA Adaptive Reuse Plan for the Mervyn’s Bruce Lovegrove Sustainability & Business Plan Peter Newton, Assoc AIA, CSBA Future Neighborhood Development
Dallas, Texas2 Airports72 miles Light &35 miles ofCommuter Rail;3.6 miles ofstreetcar6 Art Museums3 State & 3PrivateUniversities4 PerformingArts FacilitiesFortune 500Companies950,000 SFConventionCenter
The Future: A New Beginning A new business plan and a fresh start to inject needed life into an aging strip mall. No more “big box” chain retail in the space. A communal business environment, subdivided, but with a common sense of both place and purpose within the community. A space for both established and “start-up” businesses to collaborate, share ideas, and grow together. Leasable sub-spaces with an eclectic and diverse mix of shopping, dining, and services.
Examples of Similar Local Spaces:1.) “POOL Together” – Mesa, AZUnfortunately shuttered in February, 2011, but wasnever properly promoted and was sited at a poorlocation. Could be successful at CamelbackColonnade. Also a former Mervyns.
2.) “In Co+Hoots” – Phoenix, AZ A workspace for the creative class, comprised of local independent artists, designers, writers, photographers, etc. Spaces leasable long-term, or for as little as one day.
3.) “Kitchen Sink Studios” – Phoenix, AZ Another creative-class, cooperative workspace, much like “In Co+Hoots”, bringing together like-mindedindividuals and businesses in the spirit of shared ideas
Kitchen Sink Studios (cont.) “Kitchen Sink Studios” photos courtesy of http://www.kitchensinkstudios.com and http://www.facebook.com/KitchenSinkStudios
Credits & Acknowledgments:Thank you to the following for information andpermissions:Pam Paes of “POOL Together”Tony Felice of “In Co+Hoots”WestcorRetrofitting Suburbia, Ellen Dunham-Jones & JuneWilliamsonMark Stapp, ASU Master’s of Real Estate Development