Community Assistance Highlights

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Examples of Site-specific Assistance

Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico
(population ~528)
Dr. Ted Jojola and Michaela Paulette Shirley, at University of New Mexico’s Indigenous Design and Planning Institute (UNM’s iD+Pi) are leading a Spring semester brownfield studio class to develop a conceptual redevelopment plan of a former gravel mine pit, for the Cochiti Pueblo. The project involved community meetings and interviews.

Delano Neighborhood
(population ~5,500)
Wichita, Kansas
(population ~400,000)
Supporting the Wichita Sedgwick County Planning Department during its research and design concepts phase for the Delano Neighborhood by partnering with the K-State Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning 2017 summer Community Planning & Design Studio and the non-profit development corporation, Downtown Wichita. Results of the student work, which included two community engagement sessions, is documented in the publication, Delano’s Turn: Directions West of the River. Several of the student renderings and design concepts for the Delano Neighborhood have been incorporated into the City's, draft 2019 Delano Neighborhood Plan.

San Elizario, Texas
(population ~9,200)
A community re-use visioning workshop for a 120-acre farm property donated to the City of San Elizario, Texas. Partnering with the University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Planning, conceptual renderings of the desired future re-use scenarios were developed based on the ideas generated during the February 2019 public visioning session.

Kalispell, Montana
(population ~22,000)
Review of a request for proposal (RFP) to implement the City's redevelopment plan for its downtown rail corridor and a market analysis to determine possible retail options appropriate for the corridor. 

Examples of Economic Development Assistance
In July 2017 a TAB funded a market analysis with focus on business development, attraction, and retention opportunities based on household demand and existing supply of particular goods and services.  The scope of work also included a high-level business and real estate absorption analysis based solely on consumer supported square feet and a survey of existing businesses, locations, and employees to help inform targeted local economic development efforts.  The market analysis was followed by Resources Roadmap completed in November 2017.  The city and its partners are currently pursuing funding opportunities identified in the Resource Roadmap.
Resource Roadmap prepared by KSU TAB Partner Sustainable Strategies DC to highlight funding strategies for priority short-term and long-term projects as identified by the City and relevant stakeholders. With a robust economic development program and funding for brownfields assessments already attained, this technical assistance was coordinated to support the next steps of community and economic development in and around key brownfield sites and the Fox River waterfront.