2006-11-27, 16:14

Rockville Town Square in the New York Times

By: Jonathan Groner
On Nov. 22, 2006, Rockville Town Square, a major mixed-use development in Montgomery County, Md., in which Womble Carlyle represents the lead residential development, was featured in a fascinating New York Times real estate section article.

Here is an interesting excerpt:

Especially since the 1990s, mixed-use planning has attracted the attention of architects and planners -- among them, Jane Jacobs, the writer whose works include "The Death and Life of Great American Cities," that challenged traditional methods of urban planning, -- who argue that a combination of uses is necessary for a healthy urban area.

But such developments can be risky to build. "There are more things that can go wrong," [developer Don] Wood explained. "There are more components in mixed-use, and all of them have to work for a project to succeed."

The full article can be found at:


http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/22/realestate/commercial/22rockville.html?ei=5089&en=1485d2fb63d87393&ex=1321851600&partner=rssyahoo&emc=rss&pagewanted=print

It is certainly noteworthy that the Times found the Rockville development worth writing about even though it's not in the New York area.

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