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What to do with an old courthouse in historic downtown Covington?

At just over 31,000 square-feet and embellished by ancient oak trees on its front plaza ... it's never coming back. A lot of towns around the country are scrounging around, looking to turn old parking ... read more

Scenes From Inside a Houston “Zombie” Mall

This evolution reminds me of how so many courthouse squares around Texas are dotted with antique shops, as many of the businesses on these squares have fled to the edges of town to be on highways near ... read more

North Hills Flashback: Revisiting Potential McKnight Upgrades Circa 1988

A significant portion of the McKnight-Siebert Shopping Center parking lot would have been ... came up once again when Wal-Mart was proposed five years ago. With Zayre as popular as it was, this would ... read more

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Can We Create A New Kind Of Downtown In Abandoned Suburban Offices?

This mentality continues to shape many design proposals today (witness the concept of converting massive parking lots around transit hubs into dense communities filled with affordable homes). But it’s ... read more

Your Craziest Road Trip Mishap Stories

These are your craziest road trip mishap stories. Don’t underestimate what you might ... a small business appeared on the left and I pulled into the parking lot next to a single car. Poking around ... read more

A Traditional Christmas Needs a Real Downtown

These small shops would go out of their way to get into the spirit of Christmas ... neon signs, or vast parking lots. Imagine how ghastly a ceramic model of WalMart or Toys ‘R Us would look perched ... read more

The fall — and overhaul — of the American mall

Its parking lot is rented to a carnival in the spring ... similar proposals to tear apart existing properties and turn them into streetscapes fashioned — however artificially — to look like Paris, ... read more

Walmart Amps Up the Green Light

When Walmart took a hard look at the DVDs on its shelves, the company asked 20th Century Fox Home ... In this recession, we’ve heard a lot about what’s gone wrong with globalization. But today, it is ... read more

How an embattled developer fought to get a Maine casino up for statewide referendum

The travel reimbursements went to the first wave of petition circulators deployed to public squares and Wal-Mart parking lots across the state ... investigation by the Maine Ethics Commission into the ... read more

Can Ireland’s market towns be brought back from the dead?

“There is quite a lot of deep content ... When you go in and talk about town squares, people get nervous that they’re going to take away all the car parking,” says Delaney. “Instead we might have to ... read more

Faded Panorama City neighborhood set to get two mixed-use developments

Its fenced-off parking ... a lot of development downtown and we are bringing that idea to this side of town,” Shomof said. The building will have a retro vibe, too. “We’re cleaning up the facade and ... read more

24 Hours In Tokyo

A quick diversion to our hotel to check in, freshen up and grab some food before heading out into ... Walmart Superstore. You have everything from simple maintenance items, car interior parts and ... read more

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