We’re working with communities and forward-thinking developers to make it easier to build quality projects in smart locations, with a focus on three critical areas of opportunity:
(RE)INVESTING IN PLACE: REDEVELOPMENT, REUSE, & REVITALIZATION
Growing in, rather than spreading out, is the most fiscally responsible and environmentally sustainable way to grow. It also responds to an increasing demand for vibrant, walkable neighborhoods. Yet in most communities, outdated policies and investments make infill and redevelopment difficult, if not impossible, to build. We help local partners address the specific opportunities and barriers to reinvesting in their community in ways that breathe new life into buildings, neighborhoods, and districts—and shape a more livable community.
We work with communities and forward-thinking developers that are working to build more livable places by reinvesting in them and helping enable good projects in good places. Together, we’re breathing new life into buildings, neighborhoods, and districts, and doing so in ways that benefit the people and businesses that live there.
In many communities, properties needing reinvestment sit idle because of real or perceived environmental contamination. We work with communities, developers, property owners, and other stakeholders to enable the clean-up and redevelopment of contaminated properties so local partners can create a healthier environment while enabling new investment.
SMARTER GROWTH AT THE EDGE
In many communities—particularly those that are short on areas for new or redevelopment—efforts to encourage infill and redevelopment will need to be balanced with ongoing pressure to grow at the edge. It’s a common struggle—communities succeed in revitalizing core areas, but continue to sprawl at the edge. We’re developing tools, training, and assistance to help communities develop a sound planning and policy framework for growing smarter, even at the edge.