aec Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited | Preliminary master plan for creative campus to be located at Trade Fair Ghana, in Accra. Work included strategic planning considerations for this facility with respect to regional competition for such facilities.
The Rouse Company brought an interesting innovation to the retail industry in 1976 with the adaptive re-use of Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston. Faneuil Hall Marketplace was the first of the “festival marketplaces” built by The Rouse Company in numerous location throughout the U.S. The project, which revived a troubled downtown market, is centered on food and retail specialty items. Other festival marketplaces by The Rouse Company included:
- Faneuil Hall (Boston)
- Bayside (Miami)
- Harborplace (Baltimore)
- South Street Seaport (New York
- Aloha Tower Marketplace (Honolulu)
Festival marketplaces as a particular type of organized retailing format, influenced the design of later lifestyle centers, urban entertainment centers, and other specialty retail formats. The festival marketplaces were interesting as they were not cinema anchored and somewhat relied upon very strong food and beverage offerings.
GLOBAL PLAYERS BRIEF | Jackson Township, New Jersey
Adventure Sports & Entertainment, LLC is underway with an 87-acre “youth sports” and entertainment facility to be located in Jackson Township, New Jersey. The facility will be situated adjacent to Six Flags Great Adventure. The indoor/outdoor facility features an 89-FT high, 117,000 SF “sports bubble” connected to a 45,000 SF recreational facility, which will an array of venues:
- Four multi-use indoor turf fields
- Five full-sized convertible basketball/volleyball courts
- A flexible multi-use outdoor turf field,
- Rock climbing wall and ropes courses
- A sports bar/ food concession areas,
- Laser tag experience and full arcade area
- Speed/agility recovery areas and retail space
- Party rooms
The sports venue will be part of the Jackson Crossing complex, itself a development of Cardinale Enterprises (Jackson Township). The design team for the facility is Melillo + Bauer Associates, Inc. and Studio 200 Architecture, LLC.
SOURCE: Business Wire
A+O Properties, Inc. (Los Angeles) | Owner representative, tenant leasing rep, and property manager for community shopping center in Redlands, California. Work included owner representation to other investor groups and anchor tenants involved with center ownership.
StoneCreek’s work included the preparation of redevelopment plans for this major Inland Empire region property, a plan that envisioned a mixed-use district dubbed, “Redlands Marketplace.” Shown below, the facility’s owner’s at the time reviewing redevelopment plans. A unique feature of the great value for the property is the more than 1-mile of north-facing interstate highway frontage bordering the northern boundary of the Tri-City shopping center property. Interstate 10 is one of the primary routes to and from Southern California mountain and desert recreation areas, ski areas, Palm Springs, and the like.