Working with a team of consultants who specialize in equitable development and place management, CHCTDC embarked on six-month community outreach process to develop a plan built around the following goals:
Out of this planning process, the team developed the framework for a new entity, the Congress Heights Partnership, to advance these goals. Combining existing CHCTDC funding streams with new public and private sources, the Congress Heights Partnership seeks to deliver a higher level of programming and services aimed at improving the neighborhood while sustaining broad community buy-in and support. Governed by a board of directors representing its stakeholders and financial contributors, the Congress Heights Partnership represents a novel approach to neighborhood revitalization efforts that can often be atomized and under-resourced. The plan is based on an integrated approach to place based economic development in which marketing, events, public realm enhancement and improved maintenance of public spaces all drive toward a shared vision for a thriving, inclusive and vibrant neighborhood.
The Congress Heights Partnership will seek to: