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Morongo Lands Master Plan

StoneCreek Partners worked with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians to prepare a comprehensive economic development strategy for the Native American tribe’s vast landholdings and casino in Cabazon (Palm Springs, California area).

 

The economic strategy included a master plan and land development strategy for all lands along the interstate that leads in and out of Palm Springs. Phase 1 conceptual plans included relocation of the tribe’s existing casino, into the heart of a new master-planned development. Casino Morongo Resort & Spa, a 304-room hotel with 113,000-square-foot casino, was subsequently constructed by Perini Building Company.

 

 

 

Spokane Regional Shopping Mall

A regional shopping center was planned for the metro area of Spokane, Washington, by a major West Coast investment property builder. A market study of the Greater Spokane area was prepared, to determine the level of market support that could be expected for a major regional shopping center at a site under study by the client. Consumer expenditures for various categories of retail merchandise was analyzed and compared to the retail space inventory within the project’s primary and secondary market / trades areas.

 

A tenant presence grid was also prepared to determine the level of market penetration of top U.S retailers, particularly in apparel categories.

 

Children’s Cognitive Trail

Adventure Entertainment is designing a cognitive trail program as part of a retail-entertainment district.   Primarily a soft programming manner, the “cognitive trail” can provide an interesting activity for toddlers and young children who are at the development stage of exploring and learning their environment.   Children are particular ages strive to master their physical environments; knowing where places are – we all know how children will seek out the same places at museums, zoos, and malls, enjoying their recall of where enjoyable places of interest are located.  A cognitive trail accentuates that experience.

 

As with all other parent-children activities, the cognitive trail activities needs to be planned for parental comfort as well.

 

A cognitive trail experience can be a nice addition to other simple forms of kid’s soft programming at destination places, together with such activities as “big wheel” or miniature electric jeep races in the plazas, kid’s mazes, as well as scheduled sessions of “Simon says,”  jump rope and hop scotch contests, basketball toss, and the like.