Who We Are
We help public and private sector clients create more vibrant, equitable, and resilient places.
JLP+D is committed to helping public and private sector clients create more vibrant, equitable, and resilient places. We work at all scales, from single development parcels to institutional campuses, downtown and waterfront districts to regional economies. We provide planning, policy, real estate, and economic advisory services for downtown revitalization, real estate value creation, great placemaking, and shaping impactful public policy.
Through its focus on the economics of placemaking, JLP+D helps develop innovative approaches that leverage public-private partnerships to address economic, social, and environmental imperatives and generate maximum public benefit. Our aim is to ensure the long-term success of urban regeneration investments—from planning and development of former industrial waterfronts and downtown district growth strategies to cultural arts facilities development, adaptive reuse of historic properties, and increasing access to economic opportunity and affordable housing.
What we do
Downtown District Revitalization
Transit Oriented Development
Market and Feasibility Analysis
Affordable Housing Strategies
Public-Private Partnership Structures
Economics of Parks + Land Conservation
Public Realm Strategies
Economics of Historic Preservation
Request for Proposals
Securing Entitlements + Approvals
Economic Development and Public Policy
News + Perspectives
James Lima is featured in a profile by The Daily Beast of an ambitious new food market and its creator, Anthony Bourdain, planned for Pier 57. Bourdain is subleasing two levels – a total of 155,000 square feet – of the pier, which is currently undergoing redevelopment by Youngwoo & Associates and RXR Realty. Earlier, Google signed[…]
James Lima participated in the 2015 National Session of the Mayor’s Institute on City Design, hosted by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, advising mayors from cities across the country on how to address major civic challenges.
JLP+D advised the City of New York on the development feasibility of the administration’s proposed Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Program. A market and financial feasibility study evaluated the potential effects the program would have on new residential development projects under a range of currently representative market conditions. The Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Program was enacted into law in[…]
Rebuild by Design is a design competition launched in the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastating effects on Northeast United States, sponsored by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan in partnership with the NYU Institute for Public Knowledge, the Municipal Art Society, the Regional Plan Association, and the Van Alen Institute, with lead funding support from[…]
James Lima was invited to present at City Futures: An International Conference, a multiday event held on November 12, 2015 at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate Architecture School exploring the present state and future potential of cities. Lima will be presenting on the economics on placemaking, and joining Thom Mayne, Marilyn Jordan Taylor, and Tom Verebes[…]
In April, James Lima joined a group of nationally renowned land use and urban planning experts through the Urban Land Institute Advisory Services program to propose downtown revitalization solutions for Norman, Oklahoma’s former Griffin Memorial Hospital site. From this intense work session, came a series of recommendations that set the stage for future growth and[…]
JLP+D, as part of a multi-disciplinary team led by Marvel Architects with Quennell Rothschild Partners, ARUP, Local Projects, James Lima Planning + Development, Future/City, Jim Conti Light Design, Doyle Partners, Tom Fruin (US), has been shortlisted for an international design competition at Gallaudet University, a world leader in higher education for the deaf and hard of hearing,[…]
JLP+D, in collaboration with Stoss and Dillon Consulting, has been shortlisted for Back to the River, an international design competition to revitalize a five-kilometer stretch of London, Ontario’s Thames River.
JLP+D has been selected as part of a consultant team for the NYC East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project, a City-led, federally-funded program designed to mitigate flood risk and climate change hazards on Manhattan’s East Side. When in place, the ESCR Project will protect more than 130,000 vulnerable New Yorkers and provide 2.2 miles of waterfront[…]
BIG U wins ten international and national awards, including Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction
The BIG U has won a Global Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction. As part of the team for The Big U, JLP+D helped develop this ambitious flood protective system encompassing ten miles of Lower Manhattan waterfront. The project overlays social infrastructure on resiliency infrastructure, answering the question of how resiliency measures can protect neighborhoods from[…]