Chronological selection illustrates proposal development and project administration, the design and implementation of training programs, database backed web site development, and comprehensive community planning and development.
Brooklyn Empowerment Zone (HUD) (1998-1999). The first major use of GIS program staff came at the request of the Brooklyn Borough President. Implemented strategic planning and research leading to a zone designation and the final application. While a zone was not designated, a $3,000,000 Strategic Planning Community grant was awarded by HUD. Funding: $75,000.
Plan for a Competitive Myrtle Avenue (1996) Pratt Area Community Development Corporation and the Neighborhood Based Alliance of Fort Greene An assessment of physical conditions and comprehensive market analysis. The market analysis led to the formation of the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Program and the subsequent development of a strategic plan. Funding: $120,000 over two years.
Roosevelt Neighborhood Based Alliance (1997). A comprehensive examination of housing and bus i-ness land uses in Roosevelt, NY, a hamlet of Homestead Township in Nassau County, producing site selection for targeting housing preservation assistance to low- and moderate-income households, including plans and data for the delivery of business retention services. Funding: $35,000.
Community Assessment Program (1996) Conducted analysis of Brooklyn’s Church Avenue economic conditions in relation to Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) housing investment strategies. Church Avenue was selected to define market area impacts of housing programs and to identify potential sites for mixed-use development. Report strengthened the position of the Church Avenue Block Association (a business association (CAMBA). Funding $22,000
Brooklyn Sports Study (1986) composed of Market Analysis (Volume 1), Site Selection Final Report (Volume 2) and Development Concept, Feasibility and Economic Impact (Volume 3), 1986 for NYS Urban Development Corporation. The study confirmed and promoted the location of a stadium and arena in Coney Island following extensive alternative site and financing analysis. The location is now a very successful minor league franchise, the Cyclones. Funding $180,000.
Brower Park Scope of Work (1984) Geographic survey and social analysis report for Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs. Team received Award for Service to the Community New York City Parks Council for service to the Brower Park and Brooklyn Children’s Museum scope of work. An extensive program of public participation leading to high-grade rehabilitation of the park. Funding $12,000.
Survey of Industrial Businesses in Steinway (1982) Analysis for New York City Public Development Corporation to describe characteristics of forty firms in the Steinway Industrial Park and to develop a public sector strategy to encourage retention and expansion of companies. Funding $10,000
Canarsie (1980) Special report funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, for a comprehensive area study examining sites for a community-based theater in cooperation with the Gateway National Recreation Area. Funding $10,000.