inSITE understands that successful community growth requires proper planning. Determining where you want your community to be in two, five, even 10 years is important for structured growth. inSITE works with you as you take the necessary steps to create a comprehensive master plan. It begins with a Community Vision Statement-aligning all stakeholders as to the direction of a community is key to success in any master plan. inSITE assists in the data analysis, organizes existing conditions assessments, analyzes current trends, estimates and future projections in order to inform your ultimate goals, allowing you to implement the policies and take the actions necessary to implement your plan. inSITE helps you develop every facet of your implementation plan to ensure Master Planning success. Each community is unique and inSITE turns that uniqueness into advantages and tailors a master plan process to match the characteristics and needs of your community.
Why hire a consultant for your master planning?
- Provides experience in community planning and training in technical analysis
- Provides fresh ideas and awareness of what other communities are doing
- Provides access to data sources and maps
- Offers objectivity and political neutrality
- Provides capacity, efficiency, specialized skills
Good community design results in an orderly, well-landscaped and well-designed environment, which increases real estate values, livabilityand overall quality of life. It also promotes an attractive climate for economic development and business investment.Communities that know who they are and who can simply define the unique, identifiable characteristic separating their community from others, are generally more successful.
Successful community development starts with identifying then educating the members of the community about the partners who can help ensure your citizens have the necessary skills to fill the new jobs you create. Then, communication with members of the community regarding vision and plans creates the necessary buy-in from citizens.inSITE helps you create the right message to share with your community.
A healthy downtown is vitalto the strength of any community.Investment in downtown revitalization helps create jobs, increases property values and attracts tourists — all of which contribute real economic benefits. inSITE coordinates your downtown revitalization efforts and helps you capitalize on your community’s strengths and promote economic development.
inSITE identifies the types of grants thatcan best benefit your community development efforts. inSITE grant writing ability helps ensure that you can take advantage of all the funding possibilities available to your community.
Cleaning up and redeveloping a brownfield property enables infill development, increases the tax base, spurs job creation and often kick-starts revitalization activities within a neighborhood. A brownfield site often can be redevelopedfor housing, retail, industrial use, or non-profit uses such as parks, recreational areas and municipal facilities.inSITE creates strategies to put underutilized land to workin the best possible ways for your community.
Business Expansion, Attraction & Retention
Vibrant communities have healthy economies with diverse sets of economic activities related to job growth, business growth and attraction and a sustainable infrastructure. Business expansion, attraction & retention (BEAR) is an economic development strategy of proactively connecting with existing businesses to understand and respond to their needs. Growing the businesses that are already part of your community, finding new businesses that fit your community’s vision and keeping the business you already have are important elements for successful community economic development.
New Project Creation
inSITE identifies infrastructure projects and business attraction initiatives to attract and retain the right potential long-term corporate citizens for your community. inSITE knows the community fundamentals and infrastructure necessary to attract the right types of businesses for your community’s economic development and growth.
inSITE is an expert on the impact these types of areas can have on community investment. From the creation of new zones to the promotion of those already available to businesses, inSITE helps you take advantage of these important development opportunities.
Energy Special Improvement Districts
Essential to PACE financing as all eligible projects must be located in an ESID. inSITE’s expertise can assist your community identify the right parcels to add to your ESID and can help guide you through the process.
Property Assessed Clean Energy
inSITE understands the advantages of this type of financing for your business owners and potential investors. Helping business take advantage of these government subsidies is a win-win for the environment, community and business owner.
Tax Increment Financing
Tax increment financing (TIF) is an alluring tool that allows municipalities to promote economic development by earmarking property tax revenue from increases in assessed values within a designated TIF district. TIFs are implemented at the local level and may be created by a township, municipality or county.
Sometimes local communities need to reach out to the state or federal government for assistance in project growth. Relaying to officials the importance of projects and advocating for our clients is an important aspect of what we can do for your community.
Think Tank Rapid Project Development
Utilizing a proprietary process designed by our affiliate Welty Building Company, inSITE gets the right people in the same room at the same time in order to facilitate a project more quickly than the typical bureaucratic processallows. By putting all of the key stakeholders together fora three-day to over-3-week time period, inSITE gets your project moving so that you can reap the benefits in a more timely manner.