Smart growth includes sustainable and environmentally sensitive economic development. It includes using existing buildings and infrastructure to create neighborhoods that area attractive for living and working, and doing it in a fiscally responsible way so that they are affordable. It means providing a variety of transportation choices, including walking, biking, driving, and inter-city and intra-city mass transportation. It means promoting the civic, educational, and social life of the constituent communities.
The 5 Steps for the Corridor
- Develop coalition of local governments, businesses, academic institutions and developers/land owners.
- Expand coordination of public and private entities throughout the corridor.
- Better understand the current and future development opportunities in the corridor.
- Brand and market the corridor as a key development area.
- Coordinate transportation investments, local government planning and econometric development.