'There's a train coming to town' which brings a once in a lifetime opportunity for appropriate development. Urban Community Partnership, a grassroots multi-disciplinary non-profit, believes that transforming our approach to development is key to assuring financially resilient municipalities while promoting a healthier quality of life and reduced environmental impacts. We support developments that will create financially strong communities that are uniquely livable places to live, play and work in.

As a first step in understanding the cost implications of different types of development we have partnered with the City of Santa Rosa to bring Urban 3 and Strong Towns to undertake an economic analysis of the financial productivity of the land use patterns in the City of Santa Rosa with a focus on Downtown and Railroad Square. Using 3D modeling software we can visualize tax production and the impact of community design on local finance. With this understanding we can start to pivot development patterns to maximize benefits for the community.

Urban 3 and Strong Towns will be in Santa Rosa to meet with public officials and city staff and to conduct public meetings to share their results from January 19-21. Urban Community Partnership has been assisting the city in the process and would like to invite you to the following public events.

Curbside Chat

When: January 19, 5:30-7:30PM

What: Chuck Marohn of Strong Towns will discuss the current state of government finances, how we got here and what we can do about it. 

Study Results

When: January 20, 5:30-7:30

What: Joe Minicozzi of Urban 3 will share the results of the Santa Rosa economic study.

Next Steps

When: January 21, 5:30-7:30

What: Joe Minicozzi and Chuck will discuss where to go from here and Urban Community Partnership will discuss the next project which will look at development opportunities in the SMART train station areas.

All events will be located at Bike Monkey, 121 Fifth Street, Santa Rosa.

We hope you can join us for these events. Space is limited so please RSVP.

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