Successful Conflict Resolution
American redevelopment company specializing in blighted properties
American redevelopment company specializing in blighted properties Client faced intense scrutiny and opposition from organized neighborhood associations adjacent to a 50 acre planned mixed-use redevelopment project which required environmental remediation due to eight decades of previous use as a heavy manufacturing site.
A neighborhood advisory group was created with identified stakeholders. A series of interactive and informative work-sessions were facilitated and held regularly to mitigate and solve neighbors’ concerns. Meetings were held, minutes posted, questions answered and responsiveness maintained for two full years. City Council approved the redevelopment plans – with community support. Local media representatives were apprised of the cooperative effort through consultant liaisons and facilitators.