Panelist, Western Places/Western Spaces: Disruption, Innovation, and Progress, Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, Denver, CO, March 7-9
Online shopping created a conscious customer—one who knows where, how and when to find the best deal. But despite its tremendous personal benefit, it has played a big part in not only shifting shopping patterns but also in real estate holdings, development deals and zoning patterns. The shift in shopping trends has vexed retail development and local planning departments. Evolving zoning ordinances and new policies can play a critical role in making older spaces thrive again. This session explores how a creative vision and unique zoning approach is needed to revitalize shopping centers decimated by online shopping and free shipping.