Neighborhood Planning Action Steps

Feasibility studies-neighborhood/block redevelopment

We will analyze the existing property conditions in the neighborhood on a block by block basis, identifying primary and secondary locations for each type of redevelopment as outlined in the Neighborhood Plan.  The study will specifically identify existing assets, construction and rehabilitation opportunities, and key blighting elements needing to be mitigated.  Image-changing and tipping point projects will be recommended.

Feasibility studies-project specific

Where Neighborhood Plans have already identified specific key projects, a more detailed feasibility study will provide initial project design and pro forma, identify likely redevelopers, target markets, and projected timeframe.  Infrastructure and zoning issues will be identified, with recommendations for coordinating needed upgrades and required variances.

Analysis of existing Neighborhood Plans

Existing Neighborhood Plans will be reviewed and analyzed in comparison with current physical condition of property and infrastructure on a block by block basis, and evaluated in the context of current market and public finance conditions.  An outline of next steps to begin implementation of the Neighborhood Plan will be provided, along with opportunities and obstacles that impact on implementation in the current environment.

Timetable and Action Steps for Neighborhood Plans

Current market conditions, political environment, organizational or municipal staffing capacity and funding availability will all be analyzed to determine realistic timetables for implementation of Neighborhood Plan improvements, with priorities stated, and associated actions required by outside stakeholders and influencers to implement Plan recommendations.   For each recommendation, specific Action Steps will be outlined, listing participants required to be included at each stage, and a sub-timetable for each step of the Action Step.

Identification of related agencies, projects, infrastructure

Neighborhood change requires the coordinated participation and cooperation of many public agencies and related organizations.  The role of each relevant public department or agency will be laid out, with key roles of each highlighted, and where appropriate, specific involvement in designated projects will be described.  Public infrastructure projects that effect the overall Neighborhood Plan implementation and specific projects recommended within the Plan will be described, along with associated timetables where they can be reasonably estimated.