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Maximize Return on Public Investment

Why Is This a Priority?

Residents said that controlling government spending, including the cost of providing public services, is important to improve efficiency and increase public trust. Maximizing revenue generated from development and utilizing data to make educated decisions about public investment will ensure that communities in the CONNECT region continue to provide needed services.

How Do We Get There?

  • Utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and available data to make informed decisions about where to locate new services.
  • Reference the Preferred Growth Concept when making decisions about major public investments (transportation, water and sewer, etc.)
  • Identify and resolve barriers to constructing new housing consistent with a community’s needs.

What Can Residents Do?

  • Keep local officials accountable
  • Share information about your community using opensource GIS platforms and mobile apps (LocalData, OpenStreetMap, etc.)

Growth Management and Cooperation

Return on Investment

Main Street Programs

Green Infrastructure

Strategic Economic Assessment Planning with Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)


Water Resource Protection

Eric Sehr

Mall-Suburban Corridor Retrofits

Midtown Crossing at Turner's Point

Creative Public Finance

Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Hazard Mitigation Planning and Implementation

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Regional Cooperation

Idling Reduction

Public Health Database

Doug Butchy

Shared Use Public Facilities and Services

Adaptive Reuse of Buildings

Energy Efficient Residential Practices and Funding

Capital Improvements Programming

GIS Community Assessment


Greenways and Trails Planning

Inclusionary Zoning

Land Use Modeling

Infill Development

Water Conservation Education

Transportation Corridor Preservation

Brownfield/Greyfield Redevelopment Toolkit

Community-Based Housing Strategies

Educating Officials about Housing Diversity

Transit Oriented Development Incentives

Public Private Partnerships

Newcomer Community Resource Guide

Fare-Free Transit Service

Workforce Housing Incentives

Wayfinding for Trails and Transit (Active Wayfinding)

Alternative Fuels and Energy Efficient Vehicles

Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs

Energy Management Plans for Public Buildings