- Mixed Use
Magazine Article | December 4, 2020The alarming trend of retail closures has both retail landlords and developers searching for answers and struggling to effectively adapt. The big-box chain stores that were retail anchors 10 to 20 years ago are shutting their doors and leaving a vast network of oversized vacant spaces. These spaces are typically misaligned with the more recent retail trends: small-format shops, transient retailers, and multi-channel retail. By creating a framework to support moveable, modular retail shop
Magazine Article | December 4, 2020Today’s families are more diverse than ever, requiring housing that accommodates a wide range of household configurations, as well as the changing needs typical to growing families. While single-family and lower-density housing options in suburban and rural settings often include considerations for families, urban development has typically not followed suit. Diversity and flexibility of unit configurations and housing types designed specifically for families provide opportunities for f
Magazine Article | December 2, 2020Left at the surface level, the best of architectural intentions can miss the mark with heavy impacts for the most vulnerable of stakeholders. This is particularly true in the case of a project with as complex of a history as Lineage at North Patrick Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Hired by the Alexandria Redevelopment Housing Authority (ARHA), KTGY’s thoughtful and steadily engaged design approach through the redevelopment of Lineage resulted in a vibrant and affordable rental communi
Magazine Article | December 2, 2020Sterling Grove is a multigenerational master-planned community that provides diverse ownership opportunities, from first-time homebuyers to empty nesters. With a quaint farm-aesthetic inspired by the origins of the site, once a working farm, front porches welcome you home.
Magazine Article | December 2, 2020On an October night, a group of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), refugees, and small business owners joined a Zoom meeting to testify at the Denver Planning Board public hearing. Up for discussion was a neighborhood plan that included a strong language favoring single-family zoning. One after the next, the speakers argued racial origins of this zoning and pleaded for more inclusive housing options. This was the first time that an underserved community spoke up against single-family z
Magazine Article | December 2, 2020Alvarado Street is not one of the main arteries of Los Angeles. Travel its length, however, from Pico-Union to the south, past MacArthur Park and north to Echo Park, and the diversity and character of many of the city’s neighborhoods is on display. Less famous than the areas of Los Angeles that draw tourists, these communities offer an engagingly authentic vibrance and variety. It’s also easy to see many people experiencing homelessness, camped on the margins of these neighborhoods.
Magazine Article | December 2, 2020Providing new residential housing units within walking distance of employment centers, restaurants, entertainment venues, schools, walking and biking paths, as well as regional intermodal transportation hubs is the ideal for any and all new infill development. Considered “very walkable” with a walk score of 78, Gables Pointe 14 accomplishes these goals in a dynamic collection of buildings on a small triangular-shaped, hillside site in Arlington, Virginia, just across the Potomac Rive
Magazine Article | December 2, 2020In 2015, Eden Housing was chosen by Alameda Point Partners to fulfill its inclusionary housing requirement to provide affordable residences to low- and very low-income households as part of the redevelopment of the former Naval Air Station (NAS) Alameda. This requirement was driven by a longstanding engagement with Renewed Hope, a community-based organization passionate about seeing affordable housing come to the site. Earlier this year, the first building to rise from the ground as part
Magazine Article | December 2, 20202020 has delivered a series of events that have surfaced long-standing inequities within our society and communities. The confluence of COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, increased climate related events such as wildfires and hurricanes has shown that marginalized communities, especially those of color, have been for a long time subject to a life of increased stress, risk and early death. While this year has been challenging, testing our resilience and our capacity to adapt, it has also provi
Magazine Article | May 22, 2020At 255 South State Street, KTGY and Brinshore Development, LLC are creating a mixed-use destination. More than a place to call home, the new community will provide event and art spaces, retail, creative office and affordable housing for the neighborhood. Situated on a prime site in the Downtown Business District of Salt Lake City, the new development, which is anticipated to break ground in summer 2020, will provide much needed affordable and workforce housing invigorating the neighborh