Center for Policy Planning & Performance | Highlighted Project
The Corridor Development Initiative
Barbara Raye and Gretchen Nicholls co-designed the CDI creating a process for community engagement, learning and input into development opportunities in advance of city RFP’s, site plans, or architectural drawings. By gathering input in advance of a development both the city and developer can learn the aspirations a community has for a site or general area (such as around light rail stops.)
In addition, both the city and developer understand what a community does not want and what issues concerns them about development or redevelopment. Community members also become more familiar with development language and considerations and better consumers and partners of a developer in their community. The CDI has won both state and national planning awards. Gretchen now manages the program through Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) with a team of professional designers, architects, facilitators, and market and TOD experts. The project has worked with over 25 city, county, and developer projects.
For more information https://www.lisc.org/twin-cities/our-work/built-environment/corridor-development/