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Pompano Beach Parking Garage in Florida Designed by CSA Architects Celebrates First Anniversary

July 24th, 2017

By Valerie Gotten POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Jun 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One year ago, South Floridians were introduced to one of the most stylish parking garages ever built. The Pompano Beach parking garage, designed by Currie Sowards Aguila Architects (www.csa-architects.com), drew raves for its “wow” factor focal points including large Led-lit canvas sails that wrapped…

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Complete Streets is That Enough?

July 21st, 2017

By Natasha Alfonso-Ahmed, Director of Urban Design & Planning  Co-writer Saul Umana, Urban Design and Planning Intern After years of poor street design that placed the importance of cars over people, we have reached a tipping point in America. Municipalities across the United States are now facing the negative impacts so cities and regions are…

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Is Your City Ready to Install Parking Meters?

July 21st, 2017

By Chris Brown, Principal/Real Estate Broker Almost every metropolitan city in the United States with a population over 100,000 has parking meters in their downtown core in order to manage their parking supply.  Usually the demand far exceeds the supply, particularly on successful main streets that are walkable and have a good supply of restaurants,…

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The Changing Face of Retail…

July 19th, 2017

By Sharon McCormick, Director of Business Attraction & Marketing Retail isn’t dying as some headlines read. It is certainly changing, though, and retailers, landlords and developers have to “adapt or die.” Understanding that change and adjusting for it is a critical factor for attracting new business to your city and creating or continuing to have…

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5 Tips to Help Managers Grow Their Tax Base

July 19th, 2017

By Kim Briesemeister, C.R.A. Principal Most local government managers probably do not have time to monitor the real estate market; however, by implementing a few public initiatives that are real estate oriented, the results can have a direct impact on growing a community’s tax base. The quickest way to increase the general fund and the…

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