Future of Las Vegas Trail in Fort Worth, TX
NP is part of a team led by Interface Studio providing a much needed, and long awaited full scale economic transformation plan for the revitalization of the Las Vegas Trail commissioned by the City of Fort Worth. The city is looking to deepen their understanding of the root causes of the economic hardship in the neighborhood and devise a plan for addressing them strategically and quickly.. NP is helping the city answer these questions by providing an in-depth examination of economic issues, access to community support systems, and a look towards future trends. The goal of the plan is to provide actionable recommendations on what kinds of new infrastructure investments and economic programs the City must make to turn this neighborhood around.
Guiding Downtown Development in Montgomery, AL
NP continues to support the implementation of the “Envision Montgomery” comprehensive plan by working with the Chamber of Commerce and the City on a Downtown 2.0 Plan. The previous downtown plan was adopted in 2007. While much has been accomplished the downtown remains a work in progress. With additional development spurred by the Equal Justice Initiative and the expansion of tourism, a Downtown 2.0 Action Plan effort was launched to revisit the vision plan, set new priorities, and identify the next set of opportunities for Montgomery’s downtown.
Shaping Newark’s Future - Newark360
Newark360 is the citywide comprehensive planning effort to shape the future of Newark’s neighborhoods and business districts. NP is part of a team led by WRT working with the city and community stakeholders on shaping the plan. NP is providing technical assistance on economic and housing issues facing the city and helping to facilitate conversations among the various partners to inform future development patterns for the city.
The University of Georgia’s Booming Innovation District
The University of Georgia’s Innovation District continues to make progress after the innovation district study and development plan spearheaded by NP in 2017. Since then, the UGA innovation district has offered entrepreneurial mentorship, accelerator programs, offices for startups and community building events. Furthermore, the district is acting as a magnet for startup companies and creatives looking to expand their talent base by collaborating with UGA students.
Stamford Innovation Places
In 2019, NP was commissioned to do an in-depth analysis of Stamford’s innovation economy, and provide a plan to set the strategic agenda for the Innovate Stamford initiative. NP took a non traditional, company product-based approach to identifying the innovation sectors of the Stamford economy. Building on NP’s analysis, Stamford Next has become a leading example of how to support a technological ecosystem, develop young talent and generate deal flow for its economy. Since the plans launch several key initiatives have been launched. These include Stamford Data Science Initiative and the GE CoCreate Microfactory.