To address the impact of increasing foreclosures and vacant/abandoned properties on the stability of neighborhoods, APD Urban Planning and Management, LLC was hired to develop a Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Implementation Plan. The plan would help the City of Chattanooga design a strategic approach to stabilizing select focus neighborhood areas.
APD-U developed a framework plan that addressed each eligible NSP use while taking a holistic approach to stabilization and revitalization as it applied to Chattanooga neighborhoods. The approach included identifying priority areas within targeted neighborhood locations; use of code enforcement tools; strategies to assemble vacant lots, abandoned housing, and foreclosed homes in priority areas; establish construction and design standards; establish marketing campaign to attract homebuyers; and document long-term strategies for targeted NSP stabilization and revitalization neighborhoods.
- Community Involvement Workshops
- GIS Mapping
- Potential Project Sites Selection
- Building and Site Design
- Neighborhood Indicators
- NSP Implementation Plan