South Dakota State University

Brookings, SD

Mixed-Use Development Feasibility Study

In 2009 South Dakota State University selected B&D to complete a mixed-use development feasibility study for the northwest quadrant of its campus.  Our scope of work included:  a strategic analysis; off-campus housing and retail research; focus groups, surveys, and interviews with students, faculty and staff; a financial analysis; a hospitality market review; and a review of case studies similar to the contemplated project.  The objectives of the project were: to develop the quad in a sustainable manner; to bridge gaps in facilities and services currently available; to provide additional services; to create opportunities for the business community to be involved through public-private partnerships; and to develop a consistent architectural language to enhance the aesthetics.  We recommended:  development of a residential facility with a retail component; building a conference center facility with a hotel component; and providing an active adult community center.  Further planning was needed before an implementation schedule could be made.

Presentations 

Partnering to Meet University and Community Real Estate NeedsPresented by Greg Wachalski and Tim Reed at the 2010 IEDC Conference.

In the News 

"Northwest Neighborhood" Proposed for SDSUSouth Dakota State University has posted a Northwest Quad Mixed-Used Development Feasibility Study on its Web site.

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