Congratulations to our client, the City of Plymouth and its downtown development authority. The conversion of a historic downtown post office into a boutique grocery store has earned them the 2018 Michigan Downtown Association award for Best Economic Development Project over $1 million.
When the Plymouth Downtown Development Authority sought a developer for a new, multi-use project that included a public parking deck, they turned to Carlisle/Wortman Associates Principal Sally Elmiger to help them vet the proposals. The DDA purchased a two-acre property on the southeast corner of W. Ann Arbor Trail and Deer Street that contained a […]
Use the stats and tools in this article to make your case for more sensible (lower) parking requirements in your community.
Following up on last month’s guest column by Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim tells us what planners can do to anticipate and mitigate changes in the retail sector.
Carlisle/Wortman’s top 10 2017 blog posts: Signs, RTFA, fracking, economic development, invasive species, civic engagement and pocket parks.
Carlisle/Wortman’s guest columnist, Ebenezer Scrooge, brings you the ghost of Christmas future, at least as it applies to the retail sector.
An entry from Carlisle/Wortman Associates’ glossary of planning terms, provided free to all clients.
In a presentation to the Central Ohio APA, Carlisle/Wortman’s John Enos focused on tools that can make a downtown into a destination.
Responding to growing participation in rock climbing, Earth Treks Climbing is buying vacant big box stores and converting them into indoor climbing centers as reported by the Denver Post. We can expect to see more such vacant spaces in the future. Consumers are spending more on experiences, health care and with e-tailers, according to The […]
The American Planning Association offers principles for improving U.S. infrastructure. Michigan needs an extra $4 billion a year in infrastructure spending