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Flatbush Rising

The rebirth of the Flatbush Caton Market, de facto gateway to Brooklyn’s Caribbean community, is 10 years in the making.  Learn about our plan to convert this classic public market into the destination for all things Caribbean – food, fashion, beauty, culture, and conviviality – in the heart of Brooklyn.



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Retail 3.0 :: Oakland  

Underserved neighborhoods in Oakland have struggled to attract high quality food retail options for decades.  In the midst of a real estate speculation boom, see how Urbane, Hope Collaborative, a group of pioneering liquor store owners plan to change the healthy food landscape in East and West Oakland...


Next Gen Community Lending

Access to capital for small businesses in underserved communities has always been a challenge.  Opportunity Finance Network brought together 25 of the nation's leading community development financial institutions for a 4 month lending boot camp - with Urbane as the drill sergeant!   


Detroit Lab featureLearn more about Urbane Development's Collaborative, a diverse collection of accomplished professionals in their respective fields, allowing us to dream bigger and heighten our impact on communities across the country. 

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Coming Soon – A Revitalized Flatbush Caton Market!

It’s a big day for the Urbane family and a blog post 2 years in the making! We are delighted to announce that Urbane Development has been selected as part of a joint venture to redevelop and manage the Flatbush Caton Market by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). We are joined in this […]