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Kid’s Car Driving Experience

As part of an overall retail-entertainment destination, Adventure Entertainment has been exploring how simple amusements can be integrated with the retail environment.  Essentially taking cues from Tivoli Gardens (Copenhagen) but integrating more intensely with a retail experience.

 

In this instance, a kid’s car driving experience is in exploration for younger children and their parents.  The youngest of children can be driven by a parent or older sibling.   For this particular activity, the more direct precedent inspiration of the famed Disneyland Autopia ride.   A guide rail placed along the center of the driving path keeps the kid-sized vehicles moving in the proper direction.

 

Confidential – At client request, the rapid-protoyping image shown here includes limited details only.

 

Pasadena Stats Lifestyle Retail Center

Assignment with the owner of this prominent redevelopment property in the Old Pasadena area of the city. The owner operates a wholesale and retail decorative business from the site.

 

Working in collaboration with project architect Marc A. Futter & Associates, an illustrative guest experience program was created based on the heritage of the city and the neighborhood, and integrating tenant leasing strategies, experiential multi-media ideas, live event programming, and potential sponsorships.

 

The project would be situated on one end of the historic Old Town Pasadena area (California). Old Pasadena encompasses a district from Holly Street on the North to Green Street on the South. Colorado Boulevard is the primary pedestrian and automobile route that traverses the district, although the many side streets, alleyways and sidewalks provide the distinct character of Old Town Pasadena along with the many restored historic buildings in the district.

 

Client: In collaboration with Marc A. Futterman & Associates, for Stats Pasadena.

 

Greenspot Ranch Planned Community

Master-Planned Residential Community.  A 1,000 acre planned community featuring 3,200 units of single family, condominium, and detached residential, commercial and 27 hole golf.

 

Ultimately purchased by Landmark Corporation, a New Orleans land developer.

 

Originally called the East San Bernardino County Water District, the name was changed to East Valley Water District in 1982. An annexation in September 2000 increased the District’s service area by 3,228 acres and included the Greenspot Ranch Area.

 

Cornell Gates Wellness District

Initial conceptual work for planned wellness district in Markham (metropolitan Toronto), Canada.

 

Cornell Gates is a 20-acre master-planned mixed-use community to be developed in the rapidly growing Town of Markham in Greater Toronto. The project and Markham community are part of burgeoning urban growth underway in Greater Toronto, directly in the region’s direction of growth. The Toronto market has been largely unaffected by the world’s economic crisis, due to a local economy based on high-tech jobs growth and continued influx of new immigrants to Canada.

 

The project site enjoys excellent access to and from regional highway routes and public transit system, and just ten minutes from rail access to Downtown Toronto. The Cornell Gates community will be situated immediately adjacent to Markham Stouffville Hospital, a billion-dollar health care facility preparing to double its facilities by 2014 to serve local residents of more than 300,000.

 

Cornell Gates is part of an area Secondary Plan that sets the foundation for a major regional center at this location.

 

Pleasant View Planned Community

Market study, housing product evaluation, and financial projections, along with master plan for residential golf community in Middleton (Madison), Wisconsin.

 

Pleasant View Golf Community was a planned joint venture of two of Wisconsin’s leading financial services organizations. At build-out the master-planned golf community would include 1,300 residential units and an 18-hole championship-calibre golf course. Initial golf course routing was completed by Jack Nicklaus Design for integration with overall land development planning.

 

A business plan for the development project was prepared, including a detailed market assessment, supply/demand study, and recommended residential product array. Sales absorption, phasing schedules, and infrastructure routing were critical aspects of the work effort for the client.

 

Unlike other cities of its size (approx. 17,000 population), Middleton features the amenities and activity of much larger cities while maintaining its own unique small town charm with friendly and spirited people. Middleton benefits from close proximity to Madison and the University of Wisconsin, which has helped Middleton to become home to high-tech, biotech, pharmaceutical, medical research and agri-businesses as well as emerging and expanding commercial enterprises.

 

Marne-la-Vallée Paris

Product concepting and financial analysis in support of master planning effort for new regional center near Paris, France.

 

While land planning and product concepting were underway for the development of Paris Disneyland (EuroDisneyland at the time) urban destination master plan, various financial analysis was prepared for the client’s strategic planning department.

 

Work performed included overall land residual valuation analysis – a means of depicting build-out value for various master plan and build-out scenarios, as well as financial studies of alternative routings of planning golf course facilities.

 

The master planning process for Paris Disneyland (then Euro Disneyland) was a comprehensive and wide-ranging. Disney’s overall project included master-planning of a major regional theme park and themed entertainment district in the vicinity of the theme park.