Envisioning the Redevelopment of The Citadel Mall

The Citadel has a unique opportunity to capitalize on its existing infrastructure (both above and below the ground). There are multiple anchors to the overall building that can be broken into smaller pieces. In the image above, you see that I chose to maintain the structures for a portion of the mall corridor and the anchor stores of Dillard’s, JC Penney and the former Macy’s.

Belmar – A Trip Through Time Via Google Earth

This is a quick post about a trip through time for one of the many success stories in Colorado New Urbanism, Belmar.  The following are aerial images of what is today known as “Belmar.”  I found this feature out today through Google Earth from a colleague of mine with CNU-Colorado.  Very cool tool from Google, unfortunately itContinue reading “Belmar – A Trip Through Time Via Google Earth”

Belmar, A Model for Shopping Center Retrofits

Earlier this week, I was in the Denver for business and decided to enjoy a lunch at Belmar, a new urban destination retail neighborhood in suburban Lakewood.  For those who are not familiar with Belmar, it is a redeveloped village that today occupies the land of the former Villa Italia Shopping Mall in Lakewood.  BelmarContinue reading “Belmar, A Model for Shopping Center Retrofits”