Posts by JR Riddle

Transit Oriented Development Around Bike-Share: The Potential for Mobility Hubs

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Transit Oriented Development Around Bike-Share: The Potential for Mobility Hubs

Today, developers, planners, and policy makers alike share a relatively clear vision of what Transit Oriented Development means. The vision is one of a walkable area of mixed residential and commercial uses surrounding a public transit station, typically a rail station. But a recent article from The Atlantic’s CityLab urges us to move past this already antiquated vision of TOD and push for a more forward-thinking image of what TOD can be, given our rapidly expanding network of bike-share facilities and other modes of shared transportation. In Fall 2013, Urban One collaborated with the...

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To Rent or To Buy?

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

To Rent or To Buy?

That is the age-old question. Does it make more financial sense to buy a home or rent one? Does it make more financial sense to buy a condo or rent an apartment? People across the country are faced with making this decision every day. It can be difficult to truly arrive at an apples-to-apples comparison between both scenarios though due to the complexities of buying and owning a home. It is not as straightforward as when you compare buying versus leasing a car. To help answer this question, the The New York Times recently came out with one of the best online calculators we have seen. It takes...

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LABC Releases The 2013 Livable Communities Report

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

LABC Releases The 2013 Livable Communities Report

For the past two years, Urban One has been fortunate to collaborate with Professor Paul Habibi and the Los Angeles Business Council on the LABC Institute’s Livable Communities Report. The 2013 Livable Communities Report: A Call to Action, was just unveiled at the LABC’s Annual Mayoral Housing, Jobs, and Transportation Summit last Friday, October 18th. In 2012, this report focused on the intersection between housing, jobs, and transportation across Los Angeles County. Particular emphasis was placed on the need to develop workforce housing–affordable to those earning between...

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Councilmember Huizar Motions for More High-Rise Development in Downtown Los Angeles

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Councilmember Huizar Motions for More High-Rise Development in Downtown Los Angeles

In the past 12 months, a new wave of real estate development has hit Downtown Los Angeles.  Property is trading, projects are being planned, and shovels are in the ground.  For those who are not aware, most of Downtown is zoned for high-rise, high-density use, which the core of any major city should be.  Although, over the years, many buildings that have gone up Downtown are not maximizing their height and density.  Instead, developers have opted to build mid-rise construction in lieu of high-rise construction.  The reason for this is because Type V (wood-framed) construction is so much...

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Urban One Promotion – Ben Feingold

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Urban One Promotion – Ben Feingold

We would like to congratulate Ben Feingold, who has recently been promoted to Senior Associate at Urban One.  Congratulations Ben!

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