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Last Updated June 23, 2020

Deerfield, WI Downtown Rehabilitation



Need

The Village of Deerfield needed guidance investing tax increment in their downtown TIF District. A grant program was created, and our team implemented it. We also guided the Village through designing improvements to an access street parallel to Main St., connecting Main St. to additional parking and a Village park.



Impact

Over the past year, 9 grants have been awarded totaling over $327,000, which leveraged significantly more investment from private property owners. The Park Drive renovations will be complete later this year, beautifying Park Drive and increasing accessibility to Main Street.


Highlights

  • Not only are property improvements being made to building where existing building host operating businesses, but new businesses have opened in improved properties as a result of this program.

Redevelopment Resources has been under contract since March of 2019 to implement investment of tax increment for rehabilitation of commercial properties downtown and for the beautification of public infrastructure surrounding and adjacent to downtown. Structural and aesthetic improvements were made to public and private property, giving Deerfield’s downtown a significant boost in value and appearance.

Role

Grant Administrator

Plan Scope

  • Downtown Redevelopment
Full Project Details
Last Updated June 23, 2020

Workforce Housing Market Study



Need

The Crow Wing County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (CWC HRA) needed to know where their housing market gaps and opportunities were.

Each of the 18 municipalities and multiple townships have a different profile for residential supply and demand.

Employers were struggling to hire qualified workers for seasonal and temporary work, as well as year-round permanent work.



Impact

Our workforce housing study uncovered gaps and challenges within the housing market in many of the 18 municipalities and township areas.

We provided recommendations for policy changes, programs and projects for the HRA to undertake or facilitate/support.


Highlights

  • Recommendations were made for marketing sites to developers
  • Municipalities were encouraged to examine their zoning for flexibility on lot sizes and density
  • Ideas were generated to serve employers needing housing for seasonal and temporary employees

Conducted research on the county, 18 municipalities and 3 township areas

Researched and crafted recommendations for short and long term solutions

Provided tactics for programming, policy and projects

Role

Researchers, Analysts

Full Project Details
Last Updated June 23, 2020

CWED Loan Fund Administration



Need

The CWED Fund needed an administrator to market the fund, manage the back office and provide service to borrowers.



Impact

The fund is in the black with money to lend.
We're establishing top of mind awareness with lenders and service providers in the economic development sector.


Highlights

  • Gap financing throughout Central Wisconsin
  • Over $5 million available to lend
  • Excellent customer service

Central Wisconsin Economic Development Fund, Inc. is a $12 million loan fund serving seven counties in north-central Wisconsin

We market the fund to borrowers and service providers, receive/process applications, and underwrite loans.

We also process loan payments and follow up with borrower needs, and we manage board and committee meetings/activities.

Role

Fund Administrator

Full Project Details
Last Updated June 23, 2020

Comprehensive Planning & Public Input Facilitation for Cuba City



Need

Updated Comprehensive Plan.

Secondary and Primary research

Public input sessions



Impact

Provided a focused comprehensive plan with recommendations which were right-sized and forward thinking to help the City grow in an impactful but measured manner.


Highlights

  • Multiple opportunities for citizen participation
  • Thoroughly engaged residents provided valuable insights
  • Comprehensive plan is dynamic with short, mid-range and long term action steps
Residents engaged in a prioritization activity for how the City should invest in improvements to the community

Role

Planners

Full Project Details
Last Updated June 23, 2020

Re/Development Strategy for Henrico County, VA



Need

We partnered on this Economic Development Strategy with Ady Advantage, where our focus was on redevelopment areas in the county that would support business growth and development. The Henrico Economic Development Authority also needed a review of the services they offer in light of their ability to make a positive impact on the businesses in their county.



Impact

Recommendations were made to increase the desirability of Henrico County as a place to live and work, and to promote talent attraction and retention through redevelopment, placemaking and other efforts.

Teamed with Ady Advantage, Redevelopment Resources worked to identify areas of the county which would benefit from focused redevelopment efforts. Following visits to the community and feedback from dozens of stakeholders, we identified eight areas, paired with recommendations for investment and future uses which would leverage existing uses and create more dynamic business districts and neighborhoods.

Role

Redevelopment Strategy & Recommendations

Collaborators

  • Henrico County Economic Development Authority
Full Project Details
Last Updated May 29, 2020

City of Watertown Downtown & Riverfront Revitalization



Need

Watertown city council hired Redevelopment Resources to create a revitalization plan for the city’s downtown and riverfront.

The city needed a central, attractive place for people to congregate.



Impact

We proposed the construction of a town square with an amphitheater on the Rock River.


Highlights

  • Administration of Commercial Rehab Revolving Loan Fund, capitalized with $300,000 in Round 1, recapitalized with an additional $300,000 in Round 2.
  • New town square design by Smithgroup.
  • Acquisition, relocation and demolition of entire city block on Main St. at the Rock River.
  • Construct a town square with amphitheater on the Rock River
  • Build a hotel on the city-owned lot next to the town square
  • Complete the river walk
  • Develop a commercial rehabilitation revolving loan fund

"We have found the team at Redevelopment Resources to be a valuable partner as they provided great technical assistance, during the initial creation of our Economic Development Organization. They supported our start-up, giving guidance that included city interaction and committee structure that would support our vision. The year was a great success and we have […]"

— Kim Erdmann, Executive Director, Watertown Economic Development Organization

Role

Project Planner and Idea Generator

Collaborators

  • Mayor
  • City Council
  • City staff
  • Local stakeholders

Plan Scope

  • Transformative
  • Impact Level
  • Small
Full Project Details
Last Updated May 22, 2020

Targeted Industry Analysis (TIA) and Strategy for Langlade County



Need

The Langlade County Economic Development Corporation hired us to identify and analyze their targeted industries and develop a strategy for growing the local economy. The Corporation needed an understanding of their economic drivers to strengthen the local economy by supporting companies who pay living wage.



Impact

We discovered significant challenges the community was facing and were able to address them with actionable items for short, medium and long-term which would help them better invest their limited resources for greatest impact.


Highlights

  • Identified urgent needs such as a focus on improving the existing housing stock.
  • Captured a realistic perspective on the aging workforce and its impact on companies who rely on decades of institutional knowledge.
  • Equipped the Economic Development organization with tactics to support and encourage companies to attract workers.
  • Reinforced the value of the local EDO to its board members.

The Langlade County Economic Development Corporation hired us to identify and analyze their targeted industries and develop a strategy for growing the local economy. The Corporation needed an understanding of their economic drivers to strengthen the local economy by supporting companies who pay living wage.

Collaborators

  • Langlade County Economic Development Corporation staff and board members
  • Local employers
  • City staff
  • Local business community

Plan Scope

Full Project Details
Last Updated May 22, 2020

Targeted Industry Analysis (TIA) & Strategy



Need

The Executive Director/Board of Greater Fremont Development Corporation hired us to analyze their targeted industries and develop a strategy around them. The organization needed a strategy to grow the economy based on their strengths.



Impact

We discovered the county’s strengths in crop and animal production/ag output manufacturing, plastic, metal and wood manufacturing and others.


Highlights

  • Highlighted worker flow which created opportunity to source employees
  • Discovered linkages which support collaboration across industry sectors
  • Created action steps for the staff to implement which increased their effectiveness
  • Opened dialogue across sectors to facilitate even more cooperation
  • Identified discrepancies between employee needs and housing supply

The Executive Director/Board of Greater Fremont Development Corporation hired us to analyze their targeted industries and develop a strategy around them. The organization needed a strategy to grow the economy based on their strengths.

Role

We researched and analyzed the data to identify opportunities for the community to effectively grow their economy. We then made recommendations based on that knowledge which directed the organization’s efforts.

Collaborators

  • Greater Fremont Development Corporation staff and board
  • Greater Omaha Economic Development Partnership
  • Local employers
  • Local educators
  • City Staff and elected officials
Full Project Details
Last Updated May 22, 2020

City of Two Rivers – Economic & Community Development Strategy



Need

The City of Two Rivers hired us to create a dynamic, realistic plan to boost their economy and community. The City needed to rid blight, recruit young families and attract employers to Two Rivers.



Impact

We focused on their river fronts, targeting buildings for redevelopment. We recommended marketing to solopreneurs and virtual companies. Two Rivers offers natural amenities attractive to young business owners starting families.


Highlights

  • Identified priority redevelopment properties
  • Recommended redevelopment TID for downtown and west Twin River area
  • Maximized use of natural features to attract visitors and new residents
  • Leveraged existing org structure for more effective implementation
  • Located financial resources to support strategy

Role

Market Research and Trend Forecasting

Collaborators

  • City staff
  • Mainstreet
  • Progress Lakeshore
  • Local business community
  • Realtors
  • Lester Public Library
  • Local cultural and natural assets (Woodland Dunes, Hamilton Woodtype museum, and others
  • Large employers
  • Manitowoc City and County
  • Local healthcare entities
  • Two River Public School System
Full Project Details
Last Updated May 22, 2020

Targeted Industry Analysis (TIA) & Commercial Market Study



Need

The Mayor and City Council of Elkhorn, WI hired us to analyze and strategize based on their market strengths. The City needed a focused strategy to maximize growth opportunities downtown and in the industrial park.



Impact

We discovered core and ancillary target industries which opened opportunities for
business recruitment and downtown business attraction.


Highlights

  • Maximized location on I-43
  • Generated interest in reuse of County building downtown
  • Revealed gaps in the market to fill
  • Enlightened City leaders to new opportunities
  • Instilled market realities for local leaders

The Mayor and City Council of Elkhorn, WI hired us to analyze and strategize based on their market strengths. The City needed a focused strategy to maximize growth opportunities downtown and in the industrial park.

Role

Redevelopment Resources revealed strengths and linkages in the local economy for the City to capitalize on through new networks and collaborations.

Collaborators

  • City Council and Mayor
  • City Staff
  • Chamber Director and Members
  • Large employers
  • Mainstreet businesses
  • WCEDA staff
Full Project Details

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