"CityVisions Associates is a firm created to plan, design, and develop unique and special urban places, not merely buildings or spaces."
Throughout our careers, we have dedicated ourselves to seeking innovative and creative approaches tailored to the market, size, density, and culture of the downtown and neighborhoods of specific cities, recognizing their particular assets and understanding the challenges that they face.
The results of this approach are unique urban developments that best take advantage of their settings, and within them contain a mix of appropriate uses whose energy helps create new destinations and serve as catalysts for district-wide redevelopment initiatives. We take pride in the creation of these environments, and believe that we infuse our projects with a strong sense of place and creative energy.
CityVisions Associates offers a full range of place-making services from urban planning and urban design, to real estate project development feasibility and assessment, to the actual development of property in urban downtowns and neighborhoods. This range of services covers the full spectrum of urban real estate development, and we draw upon our respective successful track record of project development steeped in the realities of the urban marketplace. We are adept and experienced in understanding the complexities of urban development, as well as the public/private partnerships critical to their success.
The work of CityVisions Associates is infused with a strong commitment to the development of a strong sense of place, an understanding of mixed-use markets and the strengths of mixed-use development, the ability to devise and implement strong public/private partnerships, a sensitivity to historic preservation and creative adaptive use, and success in the utilization of complex financing and tax credit mechanisms.
Featured Project: Richardson-Olmsted Complex, Buffalo, NY.
CityVisions Associates is part of a multi-disciplinary team analyzing the restoration and reuse of the extraordinary Richardson Olmsted Complex in Buffalo, New York. The historic former mental hospital - designed in the 1870s in a partnership between noted architect H. H. Richardson and renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted – incorporated the most modern ideas of its time in psychiatric treatment.
CityVisions Associates is currently assessing the Complex’s redevelopment potential, with the goal of transforming it into a hub of new, economically viable uses that will complement its location in the heart of Buffalo’s burgeoning arts and cultural district. Potential uses under analysis include a hotel, conference center, architectural visitor center, artists studios and housing, market rate housing, and academic space for Buffalo State College.
Featured Project: Downtown Housing Program, Owensboro, KY.
CityVisions Associates has recently completed an analysis of downtown housing opportunities as part of the Downtown Placemaking Initiative in Owensboro, Ky. The analysis found that there were three potential areas with likely demand: the waterfront park area, the historic downtown core, and a potentially new East Downtown Arts and Cultural District. CityVisions is currently assisting the community in developing a program to stimulate supply in these high demand areas and to identify initial catalytic residential development projects.