Santa Clara Paves Way for Hunter Storm’s Huge Transit-Oriented Gateway Crossings Project

GG+A is thrilled with the approval of an innovative transit-oriented development in Santa Clara, CA.  GG+A contributed retail market research and marketing strategy and planning policy recommendations for the developer Hunter Storm properties. Santa Clara paves way for Hunter Storm’s huge transit-oriented Gateway Crossings project Silicon Valley Business Journal Marlize van Romburgh Jul 10, 2019

Davis City Council Considering Further Revisions to Affordable Housing Ordinance

GG+A has been working with the City of Davis, CA over the past year to evaluate the impacts of its existing Affordable Housing Ordinance requirements on multi-family rental housing development feasibility in Davis.  An interim policy has been extended, which reduces the on-site affordable housing requirement from 35% to 15%, while other related exemptions and… Read More

Aaron Gruen Presented at the Southeast Wisconsin Regional Workforce Transportation Symposium

As part of a program organized by the Regional Transit Leadership Council, Aaron Gruen concluded the event by addressing how more regional collaboration is needed to increase productivity, innovation, and economic growth. The most valuable real estate in the world has shifted from physical places to cyberspace. While there will always be tension between collaboration… Read More

Gateway at Millbrae Station Development Receives Approval

Millbrae development passes Officials narrowly approve housing, office, retail project near rail station despite lingering concerns By Austin Walsh Daily Journal staff Mar 15, 2018 It’s full speed ahead for a sweeping housing and commercial development proposed to transform BART land at the Millbrae train station, following officials blessing the divisive project. The Millbrae City… Read More

Transform Milwaukee Plan Receives APA Award

The Transform Milwaukee Strategic Action Plan was awarded by the American Planning Association – Wisconsin Chapter under the Plan Document category. GG+A served as the market and economic development adviser on the strategic planning team. Transform Milwaukee Strategic Action Plan Receives Award By American Planning Association – Wisconsin Chapter  

Challenges to Attract Millenial Labor to North Shore Highlighted in Chicago Tribune Article

Northbrook and other nearby suburbs have a hard time making millennials happy even if the transportation hurdle is cleared, Deerfield-based economist Aaron Gruen said. “All towns should make sure they have places that ‘make experiences’ to attract millennials, starting with shops and restaurants,” he said. “And millennials don’t need to buy a Northbrook ranch, or… Read More

GG+A Finds More Intensive Use of Land in La Plata County Can Support Additional Office and Industrial Development

The La Plata County Economic Development Alliance retained GG+A to evaluate the market demand for office and industrial uses in La Plata County, Colorado, and to identify strategies to facilitate the attraction and retention of office and industrial uses.  GG+A held a formal public presentation at Fort Lewis College to describe the findings and strategies.… Read More

More restrictive land-use regulation “is to the middle class what the economic disaster of slum clearance was to the poor.”

Claude Gruen is cited in an article discussing California’s housing situation: More restrictive land use regulation “is to the middle class what the economic disaster of slum clearance was to the poor.” CALIFORNIA HOMES REQUIRE REAL REACH Joel Kotkin In the 1950s and 1960s, Southern California was ground zero for the “American Dream” of… Read More