Creating Housing Opportunities for All Generations (Housing Plan)


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This project was completed as part of the 2017-2018 Resilient Communities Project ( partnership with the City of Ramsey. The City of Ramsey has long had a goal to create destinations in the community for residents to shop, eat, and enjoy entertainment. Market forces make achieving this goal challenging, and current efforts have fallen short of meeting community expectations. Students in Bob Streetar’s Community and Economic Development class conducted a retail market power and consumer buying power analysis to identify “gaps” in the Ramsey market that the City could capitalize on, identified barriers to commercial-retail development in the city, and made recommendations for strengthening retail demand in Ramsey by promoting housing density and developing a unique character to distinguish the city from competitor communities. The students’ final report and presentation are available.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

Resilient Communities Project Contact Info

University Faculty Contact
Fernando Burga
Urban and Regional Planning
Assistant Professor

Local Government / Community Contact
Tim Gladhill
Community Development
Community Development Director

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