People are coming to downtowns for new reasons. This panel of experts in downtown development will share their insights on the changing nature of retail and how to attract the diverse yet complementary mix of uses that will be found in the downtowns of the future. They will explore how to increase customer and business interest in downtowns by attracting restaurants, entertainment venues, services, and special placemaking features like art installations. Is your downtown ready […]Click for more information on 'The Changing Downtown Retail Paradigm'
The Great Recession stalled many redevelopment projects in New Jersey before they could even get started. Using specific case studies, this session will delve into successful approaches and available resources to jumpstart redevelopment. Participants will receive an overview of the legal and financial issues connected to the restructuring of a redevelopment project. Track Sponsor: Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer Panel Sponsor: Conifer Realty All presentationsClick for more information on 'Reigniting Stalled Projects'
Developers and municipalities often find themselves at odds when sitting at the negotiating table. But the process can result in winning deals for both parties when they come together as partners, municipal priorities are clear, and there is a common understanding of the risks and rewards of a proposed redevelopment project. Panelists will discuss ways to establish this type of working relationship, the keys to a successful redeveloper agreement and the type of information needed […]Click for more information on 'Municipal Profit-Sharing in Redevelopment'
This session will describe free and fee-based data that is readily available, and how it can and should be used to evaluate the economy, understand relative competitiveness, and inform and support economic development initiatives. The presenters will describe how data has been used to drive community market analyses to create the framework for implementation of successful economic development projects in Glassboro and Madison boroughs. Members of the panel will also provide case studies of effective […]Click for more information on 'Understanding Your Market for Redevelopment'