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Atlanta, Georgia

Castleberry Hill, named after a topographic rise that peaked along Walker Street on land owned by an early Atlanta settler, Daniel Castleberry, is an eclectic warehouse district southwest of downtown that stretches along the Southern Railroad tracks.

Boulder, Colorado

An effort to revitalize a deteriorating downtown led to the creation in 1977 of the Pearl Street Mall out of four blocks of the city’s main commercial street, extending two blocks east and west from its intersection with Broadway. The many trees, flowerbeds, benches, and public art, as well as the numerous local restaurants and eclectic businesses spanning the blocks, have made it one of the nation’s most successful urban places.

Seattle, Washington

Seattle's High Point neighborhood combines traditional neighborhood design with advanced green building, engineered green infrastructure systems and social equity.

Denver, Colorado

Located at First Avenue and University Boulevard in the heart of Denver’s upscale Cherry Creek neighborhood, Clayton Lane, completed in 2005, transformed a suburban-style 1954 Sears store with a 650-car surface parking lot into urban blocks with a luxury hotel, offices, shops, restaurants, condominiums, a Whole Foods market, and a Sears auto center, anchored by a private street called Clayton Lane.

Denver, Colorado

U.S. 40, one of America’s first transcontinental highways, stretches 26 miles east to west through the Denver metro area, including the cities of Aurora, Denver, and Lakewood. Locally known as Colfax Avenue, it began as one of the first routes to the Wild West, and by the early 20th century had become one of America’s main streets.

Denver, Colorado

East and north of downtown is the Five Points district, named for the five-way intersection formed at Welton Street, 27th Street, East 26th Avenue, and Washington Street. One of Denver’s first streetcar suburbs, Five Points had declined in recent decades, but is now on the upswing.

Denver, Colorado

The Upper Larimer/North Ball Park neighborhood, with a long history of industrial uses and many buildings shuttered, is one of the areas of change identified in Blueprint Denver. The revitalization of LoDo, the opening of nearby Coors Field, and new mixed-use zoning mechanisms combined to create interest in transforming the Blake Street Corridor into a mixed-use live-work neighborhood.

Denver, Colorado

The tremendous success of Riverfront Park and the surrounding development encouraged the introduction of housing and other uses to another industrial area along the South Platte just north of Coors Field.

Orlando, Florida

Baldwin Park is the redevelopment of a Navy Base near downtown Orlando within the city limits. 

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Orlando, Florida

Thornton Park is a historic neighborhood less than 1 miles from the central business district of Orlando, FL and adjacent to Lake Eola.  It is generally known as both the premiere historic residential neighborhood near downtown and a trendy urban enclave consisting primarily of residential neighborhood fabric with a commercial cluster on the downtown end of the neighborhood. The neighborhood has a pervasive grid except where interupted by lakes. 

Denver, Colorado

The inspired redevelopment of the Central Platte Valley is perhaps the model for Denver’s efforts to reinvigorate downtown. Recent redevelopment underscores Denver’s commitment to urbanism and reconnecting to the South Platte River.

Denver, Colorado

The Lower Downtown Historic District, or LoDo, is framed by Cherry Creek/Speer Boulevard, 20th Street, Larimer Street, and Wewatta Street. The neighborhood contains Denver’s largest collection of 19th century mercantile and warehouse buildings.

Denver, Colorado

The 16th Street Mall, a mile-long commercial and retail spine, stretches from the classical Civic Center Park to the redeveloping Central Platte Valley. The multimodal and pedestrian mall features a free hybrid-electric MallRide shuttle bus that connects people to downtown destinations and to transit that serves the region.

Denver, Colorado

Inspired by the City Beautiful movement, Denver’s Civic Center Park began as a vision from one of Denver’s esteemed mayors, Robert W. Speer, and was brought to life by the renowned landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr.

Washington , District Of Columbia

Located in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C., Columbia Heights borders the neighborhoods of Shaw, Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant, Petworth, Park View, and Pleasant Plains. To the east is Howard University. The streets defining the neighborhood's boundaries are 16th Street to the west; Spring Road to the north; Georgia Avenue to the east; and Florida Avenue to the south. It is served by a subway station stop on the Washington Metro Green and Yellow Lines.

Chattanooga, Tennessee

For many years, the lush banks of the majestic Tennessee River were all but inaccessible to most Chattanooga residents. In 1986, however, a seven-mile landscaped path called Riverwalk was built, and it quickly became a catalyst for the development of some of Chattanooga’s most popular recreational facilities, as well as a great social equalizer.

Atlanta, Georgia

Ansley Park, one of Atlanta’s most prestigious neighbor­hoods, was developed as an auto-oriented suburb with wide, winding streets rather than a grid pattern typical of older streetcar suburbs.

Chautauqua County, New York

Chautauqua is a lakefront summer colony founded in 1874 as a Methodist summer camp.  The camp evolved into a pedestrian friendly village of boarding houses, single family houses, hotels, cultural venues, parks and a town square.

Atlanta, Georgia

Fairlie-Poplar, named for two of its streets, is a 28-block part of Atlanta’s Downtown listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is an Atlanta Landmark District.

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta’s first planned suburb, connected to Downtown by the city’s first electric streetcar. After a long decline, it is now one of intown Atlanta’s most desirable neighborhoods.

Atlanta, Georgia

Grant Park is on of Atlanta’s first streetcar neighborhoods that showcases restored Victorian and Arts and Crafts homes. Grant Park is Atlanta’s largest historic district and also home to Zoo Atlanta and the Cyclorama.

Beaufort, South Carolina

A new master plan and code is transforming the Boundary Street Redevelopment District, the gateway to the historic city of Beaufort.

Atlanta, Georgia

Cabbagetown is the oldest and largest mill village in Atlanta. While other historic Atlanta neighborhoods have consistent housing types and correlated lot sizes, Cabbagetown’s urban form diverges from this pattern.

Atlanta, Georgia

The town of Kirkwood developed shortly after the Civil War as a whistle stop along the Georgia Railroad between Decatur and Atlanta. Initial development of the area included parts of what is now the Lake Claire neighborhood to the north of the railroad as well as what is now called Kirkwood to its south.

Fulton County , Georgia

The City of Roswell, approximately 20 miles north of Atlanta on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, was established by Roswell King in the late 1830s. His intention was to open a mill and establish a new city similar to those in his native New England.