Martes, Disyembre 11, 2012

Peter F. Spittler on Urban Redevelopment and Realities

Architect Peter F. Spittler has spent his career working on urban development projects; along the way, he has seen the way that success can hinge on political climates and many other variables. Through it all, Peter F. Spittler has had the vision and imagination to look at a derelict buildings and properties and see a thriving developments consisting of retail, residences and entertainment venues.

Peter F. Spittler was integral in the Pickwick and Frolic development in downtown Cleveland, a repurposing of an old Kresge department store. He had the vision to see a store building that was been built in 1922, but still had a place in 21st century Cleveland.

Under the guidance of Peter F. Spittler and Nick Kostas, the owner/operator, the Pickwick and Frolic stayed faithful to the original building’s facades and architecture, and kept the atmosphere of the surrounding district. Ideas included repurposing a chandelier from an old Akron department store, and a 23-foot marquee extending over East 4th Street. The plans implemented by Peter Spittler included fusing 20th century design elements with a modern building system and many other amenities for a well-thought-out urban redevelopment complex.

Peter F. Spittler was also involved in Cleveland’s Flats East Bank, a 24-acre, 500 million dollar mixed-use waterfront project at the convergence of the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie. In fact, the designs of Peter F. Spittler have made Flats East Bank a model of sustainable mixed-use redevelopment for urban settings. In fact the project became the first Pilot Project for New Developments (ND) under LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) guidelines.

Peter F. Spittler was also key to Midtown Miami, a 56 acres brownfield redevelopment site in urban Miami. Under the guidance of Peter F. Spittler, several hundred thousand square feet of retail space was constructed along with several thousand structured parking spaces. In addition, Peter F. Spittler directed the design and construction of several hundred apartments and condominiums. Midtown Miami has been one of the largest urban infill projects in the country; Peter F. Spittler was involved through the entire process, including the planning and zoning variances from the City of Miami as well as the collaborative financing program.

One thing is clear to Peter F. Spittler; the days of unlimited suburban sprawl are numbered. He looks at the costs of suburban development, in terms of roads, traffic, land use and generic, faceless towns, and sees the future in inner-city investment. Peter F. Spittler envisions a future of dense, mixed-use neighborhoods with light rail, bicycle trails and other eco-friendly means of access, rather than vast subdivisions and endless traffic. His sustainable planning and building projects strive to balance and enhance the ecology, economy and cultural assets of the communities he serves.

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Peter F. Spittler LinkedIn Profile

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Press Media for Peter F. Spittler

Peter F. Spittler Discusses Value of Partnerships for Sustainable Development
CLEVELAND, Ohio – December 5, 2012 – Peter F. Spittler, who has spent his career focusing on creative and sustainable development planning, has discovered the value of bringing people from a variety of fields and backgrounds together to accomplish one common goal.
Architect Peter F. Spittler Counters Urban Sprawl Through Sustainable Growth
CLEVELAND, Ohio (PRBuzz.com) January 15, 2013 -- For several decades Peter F. Spittler has worked extensively to help his clients expand while keeping global impact in mind.
Architect Peter F. Spittler Counters Urban Sprawl Through Sustainable Growth
Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America (Free-Press-Release.com) January 20, 2013 -- For several decades Peter F. Spittler has worked extensively to help his clients expand while keeping global impact in mind.

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