Condominium development in downtown business districts has boomed in the last ten years, increasing the size and density of urban neighborhood populations. The design of condos and their immediate surroundings can affect how residents will use these spaces and the quality of life experienced by neighborhood inhabitants. This research applies the design principles of Jane Jacobs and the Congress for the New Urbanism to four condominium developments in St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota, to determine their impact on neighborhood livability in downtowns. I conclude with an analysis of their effectiveness as downtown revitalization tools and policy suggestions for future condominium projects.
Cleaveland, Fay L., "Repopulation as Revitalization? Condominiums in St.Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota" (2006). Honors Projects. Paper 6.
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