Manchester, Pittsburgh, PA
As part of a larger multi-discipline team, Downtown Redevelopment Services worked with the Manchester Neighborhood within the City of Pittsburgh to create a neighborhood plan. Through this participatory planning process, the community was provided with a set of implementable and attainable goals for the next ten (10) years. Click on the image above to review the plan.
Individualized Plans for Unique Clients
Unlike many planning firms, our philosophy is not to just “create” plans, but a “toolbox” of recommendations and goals that represent a unified vision for the community. It is through these tools that the community is able to successfully implement and rally around community revitalization efforts. Provided below are a few examples of projects our company has either been a prime consultant or sub-consultant for:
This artistic community has a storied history of working with, and providing services to the railroad. While the railroad still made a stop in town, the community saw a downturn in economic prosperity and was desirous to undertake a visioning and planning exercise to identify the highest and best use for their last remaining piece of public land along the railroad. Click on the image above to review the plan.
Beaver Falls, PA
Beaver Falls is a “rust belt” community north of Pittsburgh, PA that has seen a severe economic downturn. The downtown corridor was plagued with vacant properties, dilapidated buildings and an apathetic population. To remedy this the municipality hired Downtown Redevelopment Services to conduct a comprehensive downtown plan to identify a unified vision for the downtown corridor, ultimately creating a sense of place for residents to identify with. Click on the image above to review the plan.
Houlton Maine is a community with a rich history and an outstanding architectural character. Their community is made up of strong individuals whom are vested in the longevity and sustainability of their community. In order to help reinvigorate their downtown and create a common goal or set of action items, the community decided to undergo the Revitalization Roadmap process. The Revitalization Roadmap prepared for this community will help create implementable goals for the short and long term.
Heber City, UT
Heber City has witnessed exponential growth in the last two (2) decades, creating additional pressure on the downtown corridor and forcing recent business/retail growth to the periphery of town. To remedy this, the community came together to provide a unified vision for the downtown corridor. Click on the image above to review the plan.
This community is an internationally recognizable tourism destination known for outstanding natural resources. While their tourism has created a strong economy, it has left a void of services and amenities for local residents necessary to sustain long-term residents. Click on the image above to review the plan.