I am a developer in the Milwaukee area who has put together a team to
develop a truly unique style of urban village. I call the concept:
The idea is to create authentic and sustainable urban and sub-urban
villages that incorporate elements to make a truly "livable" urban
community. BOHO comes from both the inspiration of the developmental
style of SOHO in NYC and the Bohemian spirit of creating a new
destination in the urban frontier.
Taking cues from the most successful "Lifestyle Centers" in the nation
and pealing off the fake exterior to expose the possibilities that lie
beneath... is our goal. Each BOHO center has a strong retail,
restaurant, service and office element as well as loft style living.
Many will include a civic element and all have dedicated green space.
Preferred locations are near transit hubs in emerging neighborhoods.
LEED certification is the goal for all projects and a deep community
involvement from the conceptual phase to completion.
Mid you this is no hippie-idealist notion. The pro-forma is solid and
the market is ready. Several New Urbanist ideas are incorporated along
with a financially sound development plan.
I am seeking feedback and comments from this community...