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Water Park Prototyping

Adventure Entertainment is in the early prototyping of a water park as part of a mixed-use attractions parks.  The water park is envisioned to include a wave pool of the scale now operating at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, along with “lazy rivers,” water slides, water play areas, and sandy “beach” areas.

 

A snacks and sundries store would operate within the water park venue.   Although integrated with the Attractions Park, the water park could be phased and opened on an independent schedule since it would be a destination facility in its own right.

 

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

 

321 North Mixed-Use

Redevelopment project ideation for mixed-use office, hotel, retail, and residential redevelopment project. Consultation in connection with the prospective re-positioning and redevelopment of Plantation Fashion Mall, an obsolescent retail center along with associated mixed-use facilities, in Plantation, Florida, to 321 North – the renamed mixed-use facility that includes the current Plantation Fashion Mall, Sheraton Suites, office space, and new residential facilities, located in Plantation, Florida.

 

Work included evaluation of strategic alternatives for the facilities, redevelopment and renovation options, tenant and sales mix, and alternative leasing plans to support various lifestyle, entertainment, retail, and mixed-use revitalization options. Affiliate Adventure Studios Events was responsible for programming for a unique 3rd-Floor events center – explored and prepared for implementation during renovation.

 

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.

 

Tai Po Mega Mall

Revitalization tactics for this regional mall, the largest shopping mall in Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong.   The five-zone, 598,000 SF facility, is owned by Sun Hung Kai Properties.

 

The mall is located within Tai Po New Town, a town intended to be expanded from and included Tai Po Market, Tai Po Old Market, and Tai Wo Market.   Back in the 1990’s, extensive land reclamation work occurred in Tolo Harbour to create land for the new town.

 

Woodfield Corporate Center

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

 

Asset management and owner representation to joint venture partnership in Woodfield Corporate Center, then the leading mixed-use development and corporate campus in suburban Chicago. Responsibilties include leasing and lease administration.

 

Facilities at Woodfield Corporate Center include high-rise multi-tenant office towers, the Schaumburg Marriott Hotel, and ancillary retail and restaurants. The 48-acre, 1.9 million square-foot mixed-use development was built phases between 1982 to 1986.

 

In collaboration with venture partner Prudential Insurance Co., a repositioning of the facility was completed, including the appointment of U.S. Equities as property manager and leasing agent. Work completed by Firm Principal while with predessor firm. In 1999, the complex sold for $200 million+ to New York-based J.P. Morgan Investment Management Inc. The complex was the largest suburban office development to sell in the U.S. in that year.

 

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.