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Corridor Development Initiative (CDI) helps communities make and keep great neighborhoods by changing the way they approach development opportunities. Our process matches neighborhood and city goals with market realities and moves proposals forward more efficiently.
CDI brings together all interested parties--governing agencies, community and business representatives, and developers. Through discussions and hands-on planning experiences, participants begin to understand market realities facing a particular development site--all before any proposal is submitted to a governing agency.
A typical CDI process consists of four community workshops that occur two to three weeks apart. These workshops allow neighborhood residents to have candid conversations about development scenarios. By the end of the process, participants collaboratively create development recommendations to present to community officials.
The result? Win-win-win. Development opportunities move more efficiently through the public review system. Neighborhoods have the chance to guide proposed projects to reflect their community vision, and developers reduce the amount of time between making a proposal and breaking ground.
To date, we’ve helped 23 communities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. In every case, results show that when citizens are brought to the decision table sooner rather than later, communities are able to move development opportunities forward more efficiently.
To explore how CDI can be used in your community, please contact Gretchen Nicholls.
HOPKINS: LRT Station area
FRIDLEY: Columbia Arena site