CdA council puzzles over piecing together mixed-use development along Spokane River

The city of Coeur d’Alene has acquired almost 5 acres of land adjacent to an ambitious, publicly owned. mixed-use development on a prime spot near downtown and on the banks of the Spokane River.

Now it has to decide what to do with it.

That decision was the subject of a lengthy presentation and discussion at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, where council members, Mayor Steve Widmyer, an engineer enlisted to help design the development and the head of the city’s urban renewal agency, ignite CDA, discussed their options.

The possibilities on the table ranged from creating a gated community on the triangular parcel to building office, hotel or apartment towers, to constructing a mix of townhomes and houses.

Council members ultimately decided to take a couple of weeks to mull over the kind of decision usually left to private developers.

As they do so, they will have to consider a

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Henning Larsen Wins Competition for a Mixed-use Development in South Korea

Henning Larsen Wins Competition for a Mixed-use Development in South Korea

Henning Larsen’s proposal for Seoul Valley was selected as the winner of the Central Seoul Development Competition. Seeking to become a new home for the public in the center of the city, the mixed-use development “merges Seoul’s global commercial profile with an ecological return to downtown pedestrian life”. Other entries included schemes by MVRDV and SOM.

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Courtesy of Henning Larsen

Located on the northern border of Yongsan-Gu, one of Seoul’s central districts, the winning proposal of the 360,644 m² mixed-use urban development, is designed by Henning Larsen in collaboration with local architect Siaplan and retail consultant Benoy. Mixing office, retail, hotel, and residential program within a public podium, the project will enter the Schematic Design phase in the spring of 2021. Aiming to

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Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Is Getting Another Large Mixed-Use Development: Autry Park

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A rendering of Autry Park, a 14-acre mixed-use development along Buffalo Bayou in Houston.

Hanover Co. and Lionstone Investments are joining the ranks of developers seeking to capitalize on Buffalo Bayou, one of Houston’s most prized outdoor amenities.

The two companies have partnered on Autry Park, a 14-acre mixed-use development at the corner of Allen Parkway and Shepherd Drive. The project is slated to be constructed in three phases that would encompass five towers, 1,450 residential units, 350K SF of Class-A office space and 100K SF of retail, all situated around a central green space.

Phase 1 broke ground in late 2019. That phase includes two luxury multifamily and retail buildings by Hanover Co. totaling 750 residential units. The apartments will connect to 50K SF of curated retail and restaurants. Phase 1 is expected to deliver in the fall of 2021.

Hanover Co. Texas development partner

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