Recommended Steps to Submit Projects for Consideration
Call a Community Meeting and Collect Project Ideas
Prioritize and Confirm the Project(s) – a second community meeting may need to be held
Submit the Project(s) and letters of support to Tonya Sawyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Criteria for Project Submissions
Low Income Community - 20% poverty (Treasury guideline)
In a Complete Community (City criteria 2017 and 2019)
Very high poverty - 50%
Good access to transportation systems (major highways, light rail, train rail, seaport or airport)
Shovel or Investment “Readiness”
Is property ready to be developed Owned by a CDC or non - profit and has committed property for development If no above, has the property owner been contacted and expressed interest
Is planning and preliminary engineering in progress or completed Site planning (water/sewer capacity, general plan) Environmental phase I study Renderings or drawings
Has a developer or builder been engaged for site development?
Has partial or all funding been secured (loan or equity)
Has application or request been submitted for project to receive public funding?
Does the project have financing/equity commitments
Does the project have identified financing/equity sources?
Public/Private Investment in the area
TIRZ or Management District Infrastructure or public amenities already constructed that will enhance proposed development Infrastructure or public amenities that is needed to enhance or support proposed development (leverage private investment). Large public anchor institution near proposed development (employment asset)
Recent significant private investment (housing, retail, industrial development, redevelopment of existing properties)
Platting and permitting activity within the last 18 months
Community Support/Equity Considerations
Aligns with existing neighborhood plans
Has engaged the community in selecting project recommendation(s)
Demonstrates economic benefit to existing residents Provides employment opportunities Provides job training
Utilizes property or businesses owned by community residents
Discourages rapid gentrification and displacement
How do we measure? After construction value? Other?
Creates quality workforce or affordable housing
Address or map of proposed site, area or corridor
Secured funding source and amount
Letters of support