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September 29, 2011

As part of our in-depth coverage of mixed-use developments – see the October 2011 issue of Chain Store Age – we talked with Rob Wetherald, VP development for Peoria, Ill.-based Cullinan Properties, Ltd., owner and developer of the Streets of St. Charles mixed-use project in metro St. Louis, about how the format draws, and supports, retail.

How important are design and amenities to today’s mixed-use projects, especially with regard to the retail component?

September 27, 2011

Mixed-use isn’t news, but it continues to make headlines anyway. After a several-year period when ground-up building has ranged from sluggish to practically non-existent, a number of mixed-use projects are beginning to stir with renewed life as leasing gains traction once again.


September 27, 2011

Any early skepticism about the longevity of mixed-use has been silenced. The art of combining components to create a live-work-play project has evolved into a science. And those that have become particularly adept at building, leasing and managing mixed-use properties say that the right formula makes for a successful development. 
Chain Store Age talked with three top developers of mixed-use projects and uncovered several trends that are governing, and continuing to evolve, the format.


Trend #1: Adding local flavor 


April 22, 2011

Office Depot is launching the 2011 Green Business Challenge in partnership with Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI) and elected officials from across the United States.

September 30, 2010

Urban retail opportunities are not restricted to downtown cores. While it’s true that central...

March 22, 2010

Urban Atlantic and A&R Development Corp. announced Tuesday that, after nearly a decade of planning,...

December 31, 2008

Call it what you will: smart growth, new urbanism, high-density development. The concept of...

September 30, 2008

Aesthetics in mixed-use projects are important, no question. But even more significant are the...

September 30, 2008

Trends in mixed-use don’t reflect an over-night change. In fact, as with other development...

August 31, 2008

The Green4Retail (G4R) conference session “Tips for Going Green” offered valuable insights into the...

April 30, 2008

It seems ironic that the most powerful trend in retail development since suburban malls...

July 30, 2007

To say there is growing interest in mixed-use is like mentioning that lifestyle centers are...

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