Tag Archive: development

/News---Info/Blog/August-2015/Turning-Brownfields-into-Golden-Opportunities Richard Lyster, PG, CPG
Addressing vacant, abandoned, and blighted property has become a top priority for municipal officials and urban planners. Funding programs targeted to assist municipalities and developers seeking to redevelop brownfield and blighted properties are available to revitalize older downtown or commercial districts.

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/News---Info/Blog/June-2015/How-to-fast-track-a-community-project Carl Elshire, PE, CFM
When Microsoft decided to expand its data center, the City of West Des Moines chose to tackle the enormous infrastructure expansion by distributing the project work to multiple private consultants.  Several projects are currently in design and will soon be under construction as part of this five-phase expansion.

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/News---Info/Blog/June-2015/Techniques-to-Battle-Flooding-in-the-Midwest Eric Thompson, PE, CFM
It is a common adage that you can’t prevent floods; however, with good planning, flood damage can be prevented. Flood studies help communities identify existing infrastructure at risk to flooding and plan future developments to avoid flood prone areas.

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/News---Info/Blog/May-2015/How-Cities-Can-Use-Business-District-Sales-Tax Gregory Crowe, AICP
Illinois municipalities are using business district sales tax as a mechanism to fund infrastructure projects. Unlike TIF districts, business districts allow municipalities to fund improvement projects by capturing sales tax increments rather than property taxes. 

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/News---Info/Blog/May-2015/3-Steps-to-Understanding-Traffic-Impact-from-New-D Kevin Ruhland, PE
Effective development plans include some level of traffic impact analysis. A successful, welcoming development is one that considers all modes of transportation, including vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

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