Changing the Face of Downtowns

Innovation: The Plant, Back of the Yards-Chicago

Innovation: The Plant, Back of the Yards-Chicago

Oct 17, 2012

CHICAGO- There is an amazing story growing on the edge of the Old Union Stockyards, in the shadow of a soon-to-open Walmart Express, at the old Peer Meat Packing Plant. The first thing you notice from 47th Avenue is the old PEER sign, which after a slight modification, now reads bEER. But once you you turn the corner, and drive past Walmart, you are greeted by...

Farmers Markets Incubate Grocery Districts

Farmers Markets Incubate Grocery Districts

Sep 21, 2012

Saturday mornings across America, a new tradition is taking hold. Pop-up tents get popped-up, pick-ups get packed up, and the world of Farmers Markets comes to life. We have been pushing the importance of Farmers Markets in downtown revitalization, but it seems like we might have only focused on the short view. What are the next steps? What happens after you...