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Weakest Link in the Chain

Posted in Development, Development Issues, Leasing Issues, Retail Industry Issues
Leasing space to a restaurant chain is very desirable for a shopping center landlord. Name recognition attracts people to the center and a chain typically has better financial resources. So, the landlord starts out saying “I want a Cheesecake Factory, Cooper’s Hawk, Tom & Chee…fill in the blank, at my center.” Then during lease negotiations,… Continue Reading

Bourbon Street coming to Ohio?

Posted in Development, New Urbanism
The push in recent years for open container entertainment districts in Ohio, which would allow people to openly drink alcoholic beverages in designated outdoor public areas, took another step forward this past week. The Ohio Senate passed a bill permitting cities and townships with populations greater than 35,000 to create entertainment districts that are exempt… Continue Reading

Clean Ohio Fund Brownfield Program Update

Posted in Development, Environmental Issues
The Clean Ohio Fund, Ohio’s brownfield redevelopment program is still alive and being administered by the JobsOhio .  According to the JobsOhio website, the Clean Ohio Fund is accepting applications for the redevelopment of Ohio brownfield sites. See below for a summary.   Clean Ohio funding requests are now being accepted by JobsOhio and the JobsOhio Network.… Continue Reading

KELO REVISITED

Posted in Development, Development Issues, Legislative Update, Retail Industry Issues
  In 2005 the United States Supreme Court in Kelo v. City of New London upheld the actions of the City of New London, Connecticut (the “City”) in forming a non-profit corporation to redevelop the Fort Trumbull area of the City. In order to capitalize on Pfizer, Inc.’s (“Pfizer”) private development of an adjacent research facility,… Continue Reading

New “Green” Landscape Ratings Established

Posted in Construction Related Issues, Development, Environmental Issues, Retail Industry Issues
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification by the U.S. Green Building Council is a certification program for the design, construction and operation of commercial and residential “green” buildings. Although the LEED certification program includes a neighborhood design component, one area not specifically addressed by LEED is landscape design. In an effort to establish a… Continue Reading

Mix It Up! Mixed-Use Condominium Developments Can Be Rewarding for Developers

Posted in Condominiums, Development, Development Issues, Mixed Use Development Issues
“Mixed-use” developments, which incorporate residential units with retail or other commercial uses, have steadily gained in popularity over recent years. This is due to the fact that mixed-use developments offer advantages to developers, owners, tenants and residents when compared to traditional single-purpose developments. Many of today’s home buyers are increasingly interested in living within walking distance… Continue Reading
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