Details announced for Pier 57 implementation

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[…]

Determining feasibility of a proposed affordable housing program

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 book published

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 at PennDesign City Futures conference

  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 of placemaking, and joining Matthijs Bouw, Daniela Fabricius, Thom Mayne, Marilyn[…]

JLP+D helping ULI author an innovative district revitalization plan for Norman, OK

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 team shortlisted for innovative Gallaudet University development competition

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,[…]

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[…]