Community Planning

Napa Creek Kohl's Area Redevelopment Plan

The Napa Creek redevelopment plan reenvisions the land now occupied by a department store as a new public realm-focused development that integrates back into the Napa area.

Instead of a block-long structure, the Lander Group creates a downtown district framed, supported, and enhanced by a clear, prominent, amenity filled public realm.

Comprehensive in scope, the Napa Creek plan addresses new parking, park expansion, new convertible streets, new plazas. Proposed buildings would yield 20,000 sq ft of new ground floor commercial space, 252 new parking spaces, plus retail and residential options.


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Downtown Livermore

The Downtown Specific Plan envisions a mixed use, pedestrian oriented, village scale environment in a 30+ block area and calls for more ‘public space’. The Lander Group proposal makes more of what makes Downtown Livermore special: Great streets are valuable, usable, much loved public space. The design extends the existing Livermore public street network through the siteto create four smaller-scale blocks for development. These new streets will link the whole new area to the history and energy of the city. A strong link to the south will encourage more infill development south of First Street.

Napa Valley Oxbow District

A new proposal to improve the public realm and frontages for the Wine Train and Copia housing site in the Oxbow District of Napa Valley. The plan creates a cohesive, community-focused streetscape with public art installations, district parking, pedestrian connector streets, and mixed-use housing.

Lyn-Lake NE Quantrant

The Lyn-Lake master plan recreates a city block anchored by a new plaza overlooking the Midtown Greenway. Focusing on rebuilding the public realm, the plan beautiful, landscaped, human scale, activated, building frontages facing Lyndale Avenue, Lake Street, and Garfield Avenue. A pedestrian plaza between Lyndale and Garfield provides flexible people passageways and new opportunities for local businesses.


Lyn Lake small area plan

Saint Paul Town and Country Club

Reimagining the Saint Paul Town & Country club with additional housing, the new design establishes a traditional village scale reflecting the character of the surrounding neighborhood while protecting the precious river views. Three of the six available acres are dedicated to 2-4 story single-level homes, increased underground parking capacity, and new pedestrian friendly streets. The Club buildings span between Otis Avenue and a Mississippi River overlook.


Saint Paul Town and Country Club

Sibley Plaza Reinvented

Sibley Plaza Reinvented is a phased (re)development plan that envisions a complete reworking of the existing single-use strip shopping center into a vibrant mixed-use town center with major grocery and drug stores and a mix of retail goods and services, with limited offices uses, and a range of housing types, all organized by a clear and beautiful public realm. 

Phoenix Park Neighborhood

The City of Eau Claire led in the redevelopment of a 12 acre site at the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa rivers. In addition to a newly constructed riverfront park, amphitheater, Farmer’s Market and office building, the plans called for a new group of multi-use buildings in the downtown City core. The buildings could provide living, working, and shopping opportunities to the residents of Eau Claire. Phoenix Park Neighborhood was the answer to that vision. The award-winning neighborhood contributes to downtown Eau Claire with timeless architecture that fits into the historic fabric of downtown with modern and fresh personality.

  • Budget: $15 mil
  • Completed: 2010
  • Mix: 89 rental units, 30,000 sq. ft. commercial space
  • Site Size: 4 acres      
  • Density: 30 units per acre


Phoenix Park Neighborhood Master Plan

Wacouta Commons

The Wacouta Commons design turned a group of surface parking lots into a vibrant neighborhood of 400+ homes, parks, and street level stores while fitting into the existing north quadrant Saint Paul fabric. Residential buildings include Essex on the Park, Dakota on the Park, 9th Street Lofts, and Printer's Row. 9th Street Lofts features an award-winning adaptation of an existing warehouse into 49 loft condominiums.

  • Location: Downtown St. Paul,  Minnesota
  • Budget : $60 mil
  • Completed : 2005
  • Site Size: 10 acres
  • Density: 50 units per acre
  • Mix: 300 apartments, 250 ownership homes, street-level retail space, public park


Wacouta Commons

38th and Hiawatha TOD

The new 38th Street Station area on the Blue Line in Minneapolis will be revitalized through privately-lead, publicly-visioned development. The site is currently underutilized as a bus turnaround and passenger drop-off with limited parking.

The 38th Station area will be a ‘town’ scale environment retaining the existing commercial buildings and adding new 2-4 (if setback) story buildings along 38th Street with limited 4-5 stories at the station area site.

The whole project will be implemented privately and will include the following public elements:
    • A new public street (new bus turnaround method);
    • Plaza areas;
    • High quality street scape along 38th Street and the new street;
    • An inventory of off street parking at the Station Area.


Penn and American

Penn & American is the mixed-use, redevelopment project at the southeast corner of Penn Avenue South and American Boulevard in Bloomington, Minnesota. The new district will provide a balance of community spaces, parking options, retail and office space, and residential homes. Penn & American will also turn the excellent commercial energy of the 494 corridor and Penn Avenue into a destination point.

Calhoun Square Liner

The proposed Calhoun Square liner plan reclaims land directly connected to the famous Hennepin and Lake intersection in Uptown.  Instead of the backside of a parking garage and commercial buildings, 13 street level entry condominiums line 31st Street. The new design creates a better neighborhood environment, creates new residential opportunities, and hides the overall impact of the car on the streetscape.