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CNU27.Louisville : Suburban Retrofit: Leander's Northline Project

  • Embassy Suites 501 South 4th Street Louisville, KY, 40202 United States (map)

Speakers: Joe Minicozzi, Michal Swartz, Alex Tynberg

Leander, Texas started as a small railroad town of a few hundred people. In the last 20 years, small Texas towns like Leander have been encroached on by fast suburban growth. Many of these towns have been able to maintain their small-town feel because of downtown centers, but Leander--a former railroad town--never had such a visible public realm. Now the City Council has cleared the path for major investment in transit-oriented development and a signature urban civic space near The Leander Station, the city’s connection to Austin via the MetroRail. This session explores the possibilities for Northline, a recently proposed mixed-use project in the heart of the City of Leander’s new Transit-Oriented Development District that will help the City and its citizens realize their vision for a new downtown center. Part of the secret to unlocking this investment was a revenue projection of $700 million over a 20-year period from the development. Come learn how revenue projections and similar tools can clear the way for suburban retrofit.

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