Downtown | Infill Redevelopment


Across America, downtowns and the established neighborhoods that surround them, are experiencing a resurgence and emerging as regional destinations. With persistent losses in regional malls, large format retailers, and aging community commercial centers which began nearly two decades ago, communities are realizing that efforts to renew their downtown districts and business centers provide them with a sustainable opportunity for commercial growth. Ricker | Cunningham has extensive experience working with downtown leaders across the nation, bridging the dialogue between the public and private sectors, and explaining the challenges of each to the other. The firm’s principals have contributed to successful revitalization initiatives throughout the Midwest, South and Central United States for more than three decades.

We have found that one project will not get it done, communication and education are essential, and community is the cornerstone. People do not go to “downtown” to be alone. They go there to be together. Therefore, successful downtowns are those that put the experiences of people first, with buildings and spaces designed in-service to this awareness. Ricker | Cunningham’s approach marries the vision to the market, and delivers implementation strategies infused with an understanding of physical capacity, financial and fiscal reality, and partner responsibilities. Following is a representative list of client communities served and assignments completed:

  • Gunbarrel Town Center Market Strategy

    Boulder, CO

  • Downtown Investment Strategy

    Brighton, CO

  • Community Development Asset Strategy

    Castle Pines, CO

  • Downtown Investment Strategy

    Castle Rock, CO

  • Downtown Investment Strategy

    Colorado Springs, CO

  • HOPE VI – Curtis Park Market Analysis

    Denver, CO

  • Light Rail Station Development Programming

    Denver, CO

  • 16th Street Mall Economic Benefit Study

    Denver, CO

  • Creekfront Neighborhood Plan

    Denver, CO

  • City Center Redevelopment Plan

    Dillon, CO

  • City Center Redevelopment Plan

    Englewood, CO

  • Downtown and Medical Center Design Plan

    Englewood, CO

  • DDA Expansion Analysis

    Golden, CO

  • Downtown Investment Strategy

    Grand Junction, CO

  • Public Road Redevelopment Strategy

    Lafayette, CO

  • Downtown Lamar Plan – Expansion

    Lamar, CO

  • Downtown Colorado Inc. – Downtown Assessment

    Lamar, CO

  • Entertainment District Revitalization Strategy

    Lone Tree, CO

  • Main Street Redevelopment Plan and Survey

    Longmont, CO

  • Main Street Catalyst Project Development

    Longmont, CO

  • Downtown Development Plan

    Loveland, CO

  • Lincoln Place TIF Analysis

    Loveland, CO

  • Downtown Workshop

    Loveland, CO

  • Mainstreet Master Plan

    Parker, CO

  • 4th Street Crossing Redevelopment

    Silverthorne, CO

  • Downtown Area Survey, Plan & Impact Report

    Steamboat Springs, CO

  • Historic Arkansas Riverwalk (Plan)

    Pueblo, CO

  • Downtown Investment Strategy

    Pueblo, CO

  • Regional Tourism Act Application

    Pueblo, CO

  • Downtown Catalyst Project Analysis

    Snowmass Village, CO

  • Downtown Colorado Inc. – Downtown Assessment

    Sterling, CO

  • City Center Redevelopment Study

    Westminster, CO

  • Retail Study

    Windsor, CO

  • Downtown Revitalization Strategy

    Caldwell, ID

  • Downtown Redevelopment Plan

    Middleton, ID

  • Downtown Housing Strategy

    Cedar Rapids, IA

  • Downtown Business Plan and Economic Profile

    Des Moines, IA

  • Downtown Master Plan and Strategy

    Dubuque, IA

  • Downtown Master Plan

    Marshalltown, IA

  • Downtown Investment Strategy

    Lincoln, NE

  • Old Federal Building Pre-Development Study

    Lincoln, NE

  • Urban Entertain Market and Economic Analysis

    Lincoln, NE

  • Railyard Redevelopment Financial Analysis

    Santa Fe, NM

  • Historic Downtown District Redevelopment Plan

    Claremore, OK

  • Tualatin Commons Downtown Redevelopment

    Tualatin, OR

  • Downtown Redevelopment Strategy

    Arlington, TX

  • Downtown Village Master Plan

    Bulverde, TX

  • Downtown Transit-Oriented Development Strategy

    Burleson, TX

  • Downtown Transit-Oriented Development Strategy

    Carrollton, TX

  • Downtown Housing Market Strategy Corpus

    Christi, TX

  • LBJ Skillman Redevelopment Strategy

    Dallas, TX

  • Downtown Redevelopment Plan

    Dayton, TX

  • Town Center Catalyst Development

    De Soto, TX

  • Commercial District Master Plan

    Fairview, TX

  • Central City Revitalization Strategy

    Fort Worth, TX

  • Tax Increment Finance Plan Update

    Fort Worth, TX

  • North Main Street Urban Village Strategy

    Fort Worth, TX

  • West 7th Avenue Tax Increment Financing Analysis

    Fort Worth, TX

  • Centerville Marketplace Repositioning Strategy

    Garland, TX

  • Forest Jupiter Transit-Oriented Development Master

    Plan Garland, TX

  • Mansfield Golden Triangle

    Mansfield, TX

  • Downtown Business Development Plan

    Midland, TX

  • Commercial Entertainment Analysis

    North Richland Hills, TX

  • Town Center Redevelopment Strategy

    Prosper, TX

  • Main Street/Central Expressway Study

    Richardson, TX

  • Downtown Redevelopment Plan

    Rowlett, TX

  • Downtown Redevelopment Strategy

    San Angelo, TX

  • City Center Redevelopment Plan

    Federal Way, WA