Since Jan. 2015, over $5.0 billion in either new urban mixed use projects or acquisition of mixed use properties have been announced throughout the US. Great range of projects that include Vue 53 in Hyde Park, Chicago; Liberty Center in Ohio; One North in Portland; and the recent acquisition of Mercato in Naples, FL. Of note are the retailers locating at mixed use centers: Banana Republic, Gap, Jos. A. Banks; local boutiques; and local chef-driven restaurants.