how can johnstown STIMULATE MARKET-RATE DOWNTOWN HOUSING IN ONE OF AMERICA’S WEAKEST REAL ESTATE MARKETS?
Leveraging Downtown's Charm and Assets
Johnstown is a classic example of a city with "good bones." Its historic buildings and urban fabric are ready for a new lease on life.
"czb wasted no time articulating the data and analytics to the right stakeholders in a clear and meaningful way--in a way that was going to boost investor confidence and drive development in exactly the right locations. We can always rely on czb to produce an authentic and focused plan with the necessary and sophisticated tools for solving our community's unique challenges."
- Katie Kinka | Senior Planner, Cambria County Planning Commission
Strategies Designed to Work Within Clear Market Constraints
The resulting strategy created a very realistic target for unit production, guidance on where to prioritize new housing and supportive investments, and a model for attracting and packaging equity investments to fill critical gaps.