Municipalities

Who are our clients

Public policy for real estate and economic development.

Our clients are municipalities interested in:

  • State-of-the-art management of their developed areas
    • attracting new development for lifestyle, fiscal and job creation benefits
    • encouraging and supporting adaptive reuse
  • reinvigorating economic development in their Plan of Conservation & Development
  • creating a regulatory environment which supports their goals
sbe-logo

 

What we do

Public policy for real estate and economic development

  • Economic development:
    • Accelerating and maximizing current programs
    • Program development and implementation
    • Contract staffing of EDC positions
    • Community visioning sessions
    • Analysis of goals, resources, tasks, implementation effort
    • Design & implement of targeted marketing programs
    • Creation of marketing materials
    • Socioeconomic analysis
    • Retail gap analysis
    • SWOT analysis
    • Strategic Planning
    • Staff & leadership training
    • RFP/RFQ development
    • Conceptual program development for targeted properties
  • Real estate development:
    • Updates of Plans of Conservation & Development
    • Updates of zoning regulations
    • Policy visioning sessions
    • Planning office staffing/process review
    • Staff & leadership training
    • Training & advisory for commission members
    • Review and analysis of land use applications
    • Tax abatement program design
    • Review and analysis of tax abatement applications

 


Economic development consulting services

Bloomfield, CT

  • Working under the direction of the town manager and planner, the Town of Bloomfield has engaged GOMANYORK to help guide it through the next stage of growth which includes:
    • Working with members of the town’s Economic Development Commission in the creation of an economic development strategic plan based on market realities.
    • Development and delivery of a database detailing available land, buildings and contacts to enable matching new businesses with available facilities.
    • Assist the town with the initial stages of implementing the Bloomfield Center Plan.
    • Retain existing businesses, market Bloomfield to new businesses and match new business with available facilities.
Town of Bloomfield

Shared economic development consulting services for 8 small towns

Northwest Hills Council of Governments

  • GOMANYORK is providing shared economic development services to implement village center vitality initiatives in eight small Northwest Connecticut towns – Canaan/ Falls Village, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, North Canaan, Norfolk, Salisbury/Lakeville and Sharon.
  • We are focused on supporting existing businesses, creating jobs and filling vacant commercial spaces. All of our activities are designed to increase economic activity in the region while retaining the small town historic main street character of each town.
  • Business visitation program in each town in an ongoing effort to see and feel how businesses are doing; we have created business to business brochures that are town specific and which highlight the specific demographics of each area.
  • Working with numerous businesses on an individual basis as they seek out the best expansion, relocation or refinancing opportunities.
  • Participate on a regular basis in local chamber and economic development meetings providing professional support and technical guidance
NHCOG


Redevelopment in Old Saybrook

Old Saybrook, CT

  • GOMANYORK was engaged by the Town of Old Saybrook, CT to undertake a feasibility analysis for the redevelopment of a long-abandoned and deteriorating electric power plant in that community.Our final report recommended a combination of multi-family housing, collaborative workspace and amenities including public access to the Connecticut River.
  • The report included conceptual design, financial proformas and a rigorous market analysis including market, demographic and socioeconomic data.
  • Throughout the project we worked with Town staff, elected officials, the property owner and we engaged the community to ensure their input in our process. We are now planning to proceed with Phase II of the project at the request of the property owner to implement our recommendations.
Old Saybrook


Review of renaissance downtown at Bristol, Connecticut

Bristol, CT

  • Is there a clear need for new apartments?
    • Can the proposed new units be leased at forecasted rent?
    • Will 100 new units be a significant catalyst for new development?
    • Is the Proposed Phase 1A Project the best option for achieving the city’s goals?
  • To respond to these questions GOMANYORK conducted an extensive market study to establish the achievable market rates and occupancy levels, adjusted those results to reflect local market and site dynamics, and provided an accurate assessment of the overall economic feasibility of the proposal. Given the strategic importance of the site, we also examined alternatives and concluded by recommending a development strategy that centered around utilizing placemaking as an anchor which would serve as the catalyst for the adaptive reuse of the many suitable existing buildings surrounding the site.
Bristol_Cover