NP continues to stay busy in 2021, working with partners and cities on how they can shape economic growth now and into the future. Here are few quick updates on current projects as well as progress in a city where NP has supported several interrelated economic initiatives:
Future of Manufacturing in Milwaukee
NP is providing the industrial sector analysis for a study of industrial land commissioned by the City of Milwaukee. The City is looking to understand its current industrial land use capacity and how it might need to change in order to support greater job creation and more equitable development. NP is helping the City answer these questions by providing an in-depth examination of current uses, a look towards future trends and needs, and recommendations on what kinds of policies will help the City make the most of its land.
Guiding Downtown Development in Harrisonburg, VA
The City of Harrisonburg and the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance recently launched Harrisonburg Downtown 2040, an effort aimed at guiding future growth in the city's downtown. Harrisonburg sits in the center of the historic Shenandoah Valley and is the home of James Madison University. Over the last 20 years downtown Harrisonburg has seen significant redevelopment but now the downtown faces important questions regarding the next wave of development, parking considerations, quality public space for a burgeoning downtown, and the future of its storefronts. NP is part of the Interface Studio team providing market and development strategy assistance.
More Lab Space Developed on Downtown Crossing in New Haven
Cancer biotech Arvinas Inc. announced that it will lease 160,000 square feet in the newly developed 101 College St. - a 10 story, 500, 000 square foot bioscience building in New Haven, CT. The new lab space is located in Downtown Crossing - the ongoing Route 34 Highway Reclamation project. NP has partnered with City of New Haven and Yale University on several initiatives related to life sciences and innovation in the city. NP also provided transaction support to the city during the due diligence and review phase of the 101 College St project.