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In 2010, our report for Jamestown suggested the launch of a Renaissance Block Challenge to encourage homeowner investment in at-risk residential blocks. Our newest housing analysis for Jamestown is helping local officials focus their latest efforts on 4 areas.
Millcreek Township government has begun to consider our Embrace Millcreek comprehensive plan in earnest. Some of the same forces that worked against Erie and its residents — tight finances, disinvestment and aging infrastructure among them — are now at work in Millcreek.
Our report for Des Moines shows that most homes ihave not grown in value in recent years and that most of the city’s neighborhoods are struggling to compete against neighboring Polk County suburbs.
We don’t placate residents or mince words. We let the residents of Coos County know that they need to “get your shit together.” Coos County’s housing crisis hinged, in part, on the community’s overall attitude and lack of pride in ownership. Here’s how we addressed those issues.
Curry County officials documented a decline in housing construction and workforce participation along with a population increase and an increase in the percentage of college-educated residents… a perfect recipe for a housing crisis.
Greenville County is superbly situated to attract couples. But single people struggle. See how our recommendations for affordable housing, homeowner assistance, and rental housing development will help.
We spent 16 months working with six counties in the Southern Alleghenies region of Pennsylvania to create comprehensive plans that were tailored to each county’s unique challenges but part of a cohesive whole. Here’s the plan we unveiled for Somerset County, Pa.
Addressing affordable housing needs isn’t easy and can’t be done in a vacuum. Instead, it’s got to be a coordinated effort that includes neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and planning and zoning. See how czb helped the City of Midland, Michigan, map the path forward.
At czb, we believe in practicing what we call “urban truth-telling.” In order to solve a communities problems, it’s important to begin with a realistic view of current conditions. See how we did exactly that in Waynesboro, Virginia—and helped elected officials come to grips with the facts.
Urban truth-telling, community engagement, and transparency are baked into the way czb approaches every project. As we prepare to release our comprehensive plan for Millcreek Township, Pennsylvania, see how we brought those values to bear on our work there.
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