The Near Southside has seen a dramatic increase in new construction activity over the last several years as businesses and investors choose to locate in the district. Equally impressive is the diversity of construction projects. For decades the vast majority of investment was limited to new medical clinics and hospital expansions. Today we see the construction of new housing, retail, a wide variety of restaurants and pubs, as well as a continuation of high-quality medical development. And today all new construction follows the same set of development standards, ensuring a consistent level of quality and urban character. This consistent set of standards has played a big role in improving the investment environment; the rate of development activity has nearly doubled since the adoption of the Near Southside Development Standards and Guidelines, despite an economic downturn that depressed real estate activity in most markets.
A new urban neighborhood is quickly developing in the Near Southside, providing attractive and convenient housing for those looking for short commutes and the amenities of city life. The district offers a variety of options: luxury townhouses, leasable units in small historic buildings, larger rental complexes with on-site amenities, mixed-use buildings, and single-family houses in historic neighborhoods. This page highlights the district’s living options.Continue Reading
Over the last decade the Near Southside has seen consistent investment in hospital expansions as well as new clinics, offices and other commercial projects. A district tour shows how new buildings are designed to complement the urban character of their historic neighbors. Since the 2008 enactment of the Near Southside Development Standards and Guidelines, we have seen virtually every type of commercial project constructed in accordance with the code. These new projects demonstrate how timeless design is always a great fit.Continue Reading