Monday, September 30, 2013

Northgate Redevelopment Moves Forward

The largest redevelopment project the City of El Paso has ever taken on is moving closer to reality. The 30 acre site in Northeast El Paso was originally a shopping center built in the 1960s that had lost its economic advantages to newer retail models. The mall complex sat vacant and unused before the city purchased it for demolition. As part of Plan El Paso, the city’s new comprehensive plan, Dover-Kohl designed a mixed-use walkable neighborhood anchored by a new transit terminal to replace the vacant structure. 

The new transit terminal will be a major stop for one of the city’s new bus rapid transit lines. The city recently received a federal grant to build the transit terminal that will make it possible to move quickly and efficiently between the new mixed-use development and Downtown El Paso. 

The city, meanwhile, is in the final stages of selecting a developer for the rest of the site following an RFP process for which three different developers submitted plans to implement the plans drawn up during Plan El Paso. The mixed-use transit-oriented development could break ground as early as next year. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Park(ing) Day 2013

Dover-Kohl & Seven50 will be joining the FAU School of Urban and Regional Planning in West Palm Beach this Friday for Park(ing) Day. Park(ing) Day is a worldwide event that seeks to highlight just how much public area is preserved for the sake of automobiles. Participants claim a parking spot for a day and transform the space into a park, to show just how little is needed to make a big impact.

Join us on Friday, September 20, at 203 Clematis St. to see how easily public space can be used to service a community. 

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Dover-Kohl at APA-FL

Dover, Kohl & Partners presented Seven50, the Southeast Florida Prosperity Plan, in numerous sessions at the Florida American Planning Association Conference in Orlando last week. Jason King and Marcela Camblor-Cutsaimanis presented Modeling Paths to a Sustainable Future. Marcela, Pamela Stacy, Jacques Hart, and Jean Scott presented Marketing Innovation: Stimulating Public Engagement Through an Integrated Digital PR Platform. Jim Murley presented Adapting to Climate Change Now: The Critical Issue for Florida Communities. Projects in El Paso, Texas and Lee County, Florida led by DKP and Spikowski Planning Associates were also presented at Planning Your Form – Forming Your Plan.

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