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GPG is leading a team awarded the Marquette Third Street Corridor Sustainable Development Plan for the city of Marquette, Michigan. The team held a three-day charrette in late May, and has submitted a draft plan to the city.


Grosse Pointe Presentation
The public is invited to: What Does the Future Hold for Business Districts like the Village? Robert Gibbs' presentation is Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 6:30 pm. To be held
at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.


Carlisle, Pennsylvania embraces "adaptive reuse" retail, dining: GPG discussed market research suggesting best development uses for an aggregate site in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.


ULI Central Florida: Bob will present "Igniting
Innovation in Urban Retail" at the ULI Central Florida's breakfast meeting on April 17, 2013. 


Palm Beach, Florida: Bob will present "New Trends
& Techniques in Urban Planning, Design & Operations" to the
Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce at their monthly breakfast on November 14, 2013.


South Memphis, Tennessee: Following up on our retail market analysis, GPG is working with the Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team to develop a market-based implementation strategy for the South Memphis neighborhood.


Abacoa Town Center Retail Analysis: Bob presented GPG's Retail Analysis and Implementation Plan in a public forum on January 25.


Coconut Grove, Florida: GPG has completed a retail analysis
for the city of Coconut Grove.

News 2013

GPG recently completed retail analyses for projects in Sandoval County, New Mexico and Orange, Pasco and Seminole Counties, Florida.


Robert Gibbs was interviewed on Michigan Public Radio's Craig Fahle Show on August 23. The topic was New Urban commerce and small businesses in city centers.


GPG led a retail design charrette with Florida Hospital of Orlando Aug 26-27, 2013. GPG previously completed a retail
market analysis for Florida Hospital's  plan to develop a mixed use "Health Village" - a pioneering approach to health care.  The village will include shops, restaurants, office
and residential grouped around a walkable Main Street. Dick Davis is the lead planner and architect for the hospital's expansion.


Robert Gibbs was featured presenter at a public forum in Charlevoix, Michigan on August 20. The session addressed new trends in retailing, and how they could be applied to Charlevoix's downtown business district. A work session with city officials preceded the event. Charlevoix is a fabulous small resort town located along Lakes Michigan and Charlevoix in Northwest Michigan. 


GPG recently completed a retail market analysis for
Patrick Square Town Center in Clemson, South Carolina. 


The Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce has invited Robert Gibbs to present " New Trends in Urban Retail Planning,
Design and Operations" at their November 14, 2013 monthly breakfast.


Bob will present a session at the Michigan Association of Planning's 2013 Annual Conference: "Proven Techniques for Increasing Commerce in Michigan Towns, Cities & New Town
Centers"  at 1 pm, October 2, 2013 at the Kalamazoo Radisson Hotel. 


Florida Main Street Annual Conference, Sept. 20, 2013, Vilano Beach, Florida: "Effective Urban Development Techniques" presented by Robert Gibbs.


Bob Gibbs will present "Landscape Architects and the New Urbanism in Michigan" at the Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting Session September 12, 2013 in Lansing, Michigan.


GPG recently worked with the City of Coconut Grove's Business Improvement District. Robert Gibbs presented an "Effective Urban Retail Principles" workshop and met with the DDA board to discuss programming, planning and implementation challenges for the Coconut Grove commercial
district.


GPG recently completed a retail feasibility analysis for redevelopment of the Downtown North section of Hartford, Connecticut. The subject site is a 283-acre area targeted by the city as a means to strengthen the surrounding
neighborhoods and create an effective linkage to downtown.


GPG is conducting a retail market study for the City of Markham, Ontario, intended to allow the city to gain an understanding of the types and sizes of supportable retail businesses. GPG earlier participated in a charrette with
planners Torti Gallas & Partners and Morrissey Design Studio.