For architecture buffs, don’t miss Lafayette Park, northeast of Downtown. It is a 78-acre residential development designed by the famed architect, Mies van der Rohe. It was the first urban renewal project in the US. It consists of sleek, one-story and two-story townhouses, a small neighborhood shopping centers and two high-rises with a large amount of green space. It was built between 1961 and 1965 and is located next to a 19 acre municipal park.