Treasure Valley city, Meridian is booming. The following article explores the impact on housing, transportation and schools. As quoted in the article, Meridian was the 13th fastest growing city in the US in 2016. Article was posted in The Idaho Statesman on August 17, 2017. Written by Dana Oland and Audrey Dutton.
Written by Scot Oliver, executive director of Idaho Smart Growth, a statewide nonprofit organization based in Boise. Published in the Idaho Business Review June 5, 2017. A bumper sticker from the ‘70s reads, “Houses: everybody gets one before anybody gets two.” Many people are lucky enough to take housing for granted, even two or three of them. But as communities grow and become more desirable, the shortage of land available for housing drives up costs and drives more people out of the market. This can have widespread negative consequences on … Read More
Travel teaches you many things, not the least of which is that downtowns matter. Downtowns are the heart and soul of our communities. They are also an indicator of larger social and economic trends. For many years, the decline of America’s downtowns was an indicator of a larger trend of people and jobs leaving cities for our far flung suburbs. Now, our downtowns are coming back to life and they are a harbinger of larger social, economic, demographic and technological trends. Read the new report by ULI senior Fellow Ed … Read More
Suburban housing markets across the United States are evolving rapidly and overall remain well positioned to maintain their relevance for the foreseeable future as preferred places to live and work, even as many urban cores and downtown neighborhoods continue to attract new residents and businesses, according to a new publication from ULI. The report, Housing in the Evolving American Suburb, describes different kinds of suburbs based on the key factors that define and determine their housing markets. The report classifies and compares suburbs in the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States—shown … Read More
ULI Idaho’s own Bob Taunton will be a featured speaker at this webinar on January 11th. Free to all ULI members. For more information: Building Healthy Corridors: Strategies for Transforming Urban and Suburban Arterials into Thriving Places
Every Monday, ULI posts industry experts opinions on current directions in commercial real estate, as reflected in a metric. This week 17 October 2016, Derick O’Neill weighs in on downtown development and redevelopment: http://uli.org/research/centers-initiatives/center-for-capital-markets/number-of-the-week-4/
The Treasure Valley Food Coalition is pleased to announce an educational series: Why Save Farmland? They are launching this initiative with a series of questions: Why is the time right for preserving farmland in the Treasure Valley? What is (economic, cultural, environmental) value of farmland preservation in the Treasure Valley? Who is already working on farmland preservation initiatives in the Treasure Valley? How can we work together moving forward? The aim is to bring multiple stakeholders together, including farmers, researchers, community organizations and elected officials to explore where we can find … Read More
ULI’s Building Healthy Places Initiative has published a new report: Active Transportation and Real Estate: The Next Frontier. The report provides case studies which demonstrate the dividends to development incorporating active transportation features such as bike storage, workrooms, on-site rentals, and investment in connections to trails, and bike lanes. Good news for real estate investors and for public health. ULI Senior Fellow Ed McMahon will present findings of the report at a meeting being planned by the ULI Idaho District Council on February 8, 2017. Look for more details in the events calendar soon. Download the report at: www.uli.org/activetransportation.