Belmar Town Center Wins International “Healthy 10-Minute Neighborhood” Honor

Belmar Wins International “Healthy 10-Minute Neighborhood” Honor

From suburban Denver midcentury mall to vital urban neighborhood, the “dying mall retrofit” that became Belmar Town Center just won Civitas the 2018 International Making Cities Livable Honor Award for Excellence in Designing Healthy, 10-Minute Neighborhoods. The jury praised the eco-friendly street designs and heart-of-the-new-center plaza as a “locus for growth of a new place-based community.” Read more…


$35 Million Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Opening Draws Thousands

$35 Million Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park Opening Draws Thousands

Conceived as a “park for everyone,” the revitalized 25-acre Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park brings the long-underserved West Tampa community into Tampa Florida’s new focus on the Hillsborough River as city core. The Civitas/W design actually expanded the river to include a calm water cove for learners and paddlers. Read more…


Lake Minnetonka “Lake Effect” Project Moves Forward

Lake Minnetonka “Lake Effect” Project Moves Forward

The Wayzata, Minnesota, City Council has given Civitas the go-ahead to design implementation plans and construction documents for the “Lake Effect” project, enhancing connectivity with the Lake Minnetonka waterfront and restoring and enhancing lake-edge ecology. “It’s visionary for a small community to take on a transformative project of this scale. It brings bigger-city urban thinking to a smaller city,” says Civitas principal Scott Jordan. Read more…