Tag Archives: green buildings

A federal push for transit-oriented development

Incredibly, it looks as though there are some folks in DC who want to incentivize development that encourages density (as well as energy efficiency) in the vicinity of transit stations. Here’s a clip from the DC Streets Blog: New construction projects that are within a half-mile of transit stations and exceeding national energy-efficiency standards would […]

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Shipping container community in Detroit moves closer to realization

While my plans for a shipping container development on Ypsilanti’s Water Street never materialized, it looks as though a group in Detroit may be close to making something similar happen. The following clip comes by way of MLive. A visionary project that will turn 93 reused shipping containers into housing units has achieved some important […]

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Water Street Redevelopment Project Updates and Discussion

There’s a meeting coming up next week to discuss the “future expectations” of Ypsilanti’s infamous Water Street development. I’m tempted to make a smart-assed remark, but, truth is, there isn’t much the City can do at this point. No one in their right mind is going to invest in new construction in Michigan right now. […]

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