During the Opportunity Analysis phase, the consultant team and sponsors will identify the issues and most promising opportunities to meet the sponsor’s economic, land use, connectivity, and appearance objectives based on the existing marketplace, the natural, physical, cultural and financial resources, and the expectations of both the property owners and a wide variety of community and regulatory stakeholders. During the Opportunity Analysis, stakeholders and community members will be encouraged to participate in an online survey plus a variety of interviews, workshops and an open house during a 4-day, on-site charrette. A charrette is a series of intensive, on-site planning events during which consultants and stakeholders share information and build consensus around a preferred redevelopment strategy.
During the Entitlement phase, the consultant team and sponsors will complete the appropriate technical analyses and planning, architecture, engineering and landscape submittals that will be required to obtain the desired zoning and development approvals. The team will also recommend complementary policy and capital improvements that may be appropriate to support the preferred redevelopment strategy. During Entitlement, the sponsors anticipate several public presentations to the Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, and the City Council, during which the public will be invited to comment.
Throughout the process, the consultant team and sponsors will keep the community and stakeholders informed through social and traditional media channels, and through a project website.