Railyard development moving faster than it appears
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Jess Zimbabwe, a proponent for infill development with the Urban Land Institute in Washington, D.C., said the downturn in the region’s economy had a lot to do with dashing expectations of how quickly the railyard would be developed. In that light, what’s happened there since she visited the site two years ago is remarkable, said Zimbabwe, the executive director of the Rose Center for Public Leadership with ULI. She mentioned the track realignment and greater exposure to the shops buildings as examples. Zimbabwe said a panel of interdisciplinary experts who looked at the railyard a few years ago still saw it as a great opportunity for the city, representing one of the largest infill projects in the nation. But she said her group’s also encouraging development not to happen by districts, as some site plans have suggested, but in smaller pieces. Read the full article.