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Mixed-Use Developments

Our work as mixed-use development consultants and designers includes overall mixed-use and multi-use facilities, as well as particular components of such developments.  We are well aware of the unique issues and opportunities that come when the project format is also highly vertical.  The term, “mixed-use” generally refers to projects that integrate different land uses (building types) such as retail stores, restaurants, residences, civic buildings, hotels and offices, and parks within a defined area – typically a single land parcel.

 

Mixed-use developments have potentially unique advantages for the end-users that occupy the facility, starting with the expectation of a more varied and satisfying on-site experience.    There is a placemaking aspect to the best of mixed-use design.

 

That being said, mixed-use may bring uniquely complicated traffic, shared vs. dedicated parking (for some uses), and activity periods that change with daypart, and weekpart.  For the developer, financing can be more complex as mixed-use projects are more integrated – and lenders can find it difficult to underwrite for risk and loan packaging.   As mixed-use developments consultants, the details are so very much important.

 

Mixed-Use Consultants for Project Development

Mixed-use organization is about the opportunity to orchestrate multiple land uses for a more satisfying urban experience for residents, employees, tenants, visitors, and the like.

Project Experience
  • NISE Center Niagara Falls

    aec  As design consultant to the project, Adventure Entertainment supported owner’s exploration of repurposing options for this major regional shopping......

  • conceptual design
    Rail Station & Yard at Water City

    aec   Ideation and conceptual design with 3d rapid-prototyping, for mixed-use destination resort with regional rail station and rail servicing yard. ......

  • Global Real Estate Consultants - Film Studios Development Consultant
    Film Studio Chuncheon – South Korea

    aec  Daeil Mining Co., Ltd., Camnol Inc. (South Korea)  |  As the film studios development consultants, StoneCreek Partners AEC provided......

Elements of Mixed-Use Planning

In the U.S., mixed-use design has been one solution to the lack of “soul” and sense of place in so much of the development that has occurred due to the interstate highway system after World War II.

 

That uniquely American invention, the American suburb, presented a largely compartmentalized world … tract houses here, strip mall shops there, sidewalks and roads all standard widths, trees of a certain type all planted at the same time.   None of that “built over time” and idiosyncratic planning that makes places special.     Add in cul-de-sacs, enclosed regional shopping centers, office parks, drive-through restaurants, and the like, and you’ve got a remarkable sameness from community, to city, to region.   Economically brilliant, but with none of the complex layering of the traditional village, town, or city, much less main street.  An “experiential loss” as has been described by Norm J.T. Elder.

 

Mixed-use design in its best form can encourage the experiential moments that are often lacking in master-planned places.  And with inspired connections to adjacent and surrounding host communities, mixed-use projects can spur a sense of community, of connection to a place.   The best of the mixed-use facilities are not inward, insular projects, but catalyst projects that help to knit with their surroundings and provide the connections and edges that foster further urban (and suburban) revitalization and redevelopment.

 

We all experience that almost nostalgic feeling as we walk along a “great street” of the world, or a main street in an interesting town.   These interstitial instants when we happen upon others in a gathering place small or large, and have an interaction or “gather and stare” moment, a well-scripted mixed-use facility can almost assure these will happen.   The various land use types, verticality, varying day-parts and week-parts, each component of a mixed-use development is a bit of paint on the canvas.   It is not possible to replicate the complex layering of a traditional city, created by so many hands over to many years; but like an artist it is possible to paint just enough and leave it to people to use and interpret that space from that point.

 

While all of the above is true and aspirational for mixed-use design, to make it work takes much more.   The tenure of real estate and builder-imposed restrictions (merchant association, homeowner associations, sign restrictions) while comforting to asset value these decisions also effect how a mixed-use project can evolve over time, or not.   There are many such details beyond design to how mixed-use can be made to work rather well – for the consumers, employees, homeowners, and students, who occupy these places.

Additional Experience as Mixed-Use Development Consultants
  • Redevelopment Project Consultants - mixed-use development consultants
    321 North Mixed-Use – Plantation, Florida

    Redevelopment project ideation for mixed-use office, hotel, retail, and residential redevelopment project. Consultation in connection with the prospective re-positioning and......

  • mixed-use development consultants - MENA Region Project Consultants
    Al Ghurair (Mixed Use) Center – Dubai

    Al Ghurair Group (UAE)  |  As retail-entertainment consultants, we provided an asset management review during development, including leasing, tenant mix,......

  • Artificial downhill ski slope
    Artificial Downhill Ski & Snowtubing Slope

    Confidential Client  |   A conceptual design was rapid-prototyped for a mixed-use destination resort, so that the artificial (outdoor) downhill ski......

  • China - Hong Kong project consultants - mixed-use development consultants
    Conceptual Planning – Guangyang Town Center

    China Fortune Land Development Co., Ltd.  |  As retail-entertainment consultants, we provided a master land use plan with tenanting mix,......

  • Film Studios Development Consultants - SCP Experience
    Creative Campus at Trade Fair Ghana

    aec  Ghana Trade Fair Company Limited  |  Preliminary master plan for creative campus to be located at Trade Fair Ghana,......

  • Themed Entertainment Consultants - project feasibility consultants
    Crosslink Niagara Resort | Ontario

    Cross Link Niagara, LLC  |  StoneCreek Partners was retained as the project feasibility consultant to prepare a property offering memorandum,......

  • China - Hong Kong project consultants - mixed-use development consultants
    Design Consultants for Mixed-Use Re-Design

    Zhejiang Nongdu Agricultural Products Co., Ltd.  |  Acted as project experiential design consultants for a planned mixed-use facility located at......

  • Global Real Estate Consultants - Film Studios Development Consultant
    Film Studio Chuncheon – South Korea

    aec  Daeil Mining Co., Ltd., Camnol Inc. (South Korea)  |  As the film studios development consultants, StoneCreek Partners AEC provided......

  • casino gaming consultants
    Gaming Resort Master Plan – Las Vegas

    aec   Confidential Client  |  As casino gaming consultants for the conceptual master planning of 70-acre destination resort just off the......

  • Redevelopment Project Consultants - mixed-use development consultants
    Harbor Park Ideation & Master Planning

    aec   Providence Partnership LLC  |   Ideation and conceptual master planning for mixed-use gaming destination at Harbor Park, Virginia.  The entire......

  • project feasibility consultants.- mixed-use development consultants
    Mixed-Use Development Plan – Rebecca’s Landing Town Center

    VFW Companies, Inc.  |  Acting as a retail-entertainment consultant, StoneCreek Partners provided master planning support to this mixed-use district proposed......

  • Real Estate Advisory Services
    Mixed-Use Urban Infill – Feasibility Study

    Goldrich & Kest Industries  |  Market Study with financial projections and facility recommendations for mixed-use development including office tower, hotel,......

  • NISE Center Niagara Falls

    aec  As design consultant to the project, Adventure Entertainment supported owner’s exploration of repurposing options for this major regional shopping......

  • conceptual design
    Rail Station & Yard at Water City

    aec   Ideation and conceptual design with 3d rapid-prototyping, for mixed-use destination resort with regional rail station and rail servicing yard. ......

  • mixed-use development consultants
    Ski Miami

    StoneCreek Partners was retained to participate in ideation and product concepting for this innovative retail-entertainment attraction to be situated in......

  • Gathering Places Explained - MENA Region Project Consultants
    The World’s Great Streets Share Distinct Characteristics

        In our work in various regions of the world, we’ve always been curious about the “great streets,” one......

  • Owner Representation Consultants - Asset Management Consultants - office and hotel
    Woodfield Corporate Center

    Owner representative and asset management of major suburban mixed-use facility in Schaumburg (Chicago), Illinois.   Asset management and owner representation......

Mixed-Use Development Consultants

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