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Wednesday, November 18, 2015


CDC Roundtable Review

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to represent the Pleasant Ridge Development Corporation at a Community Development Corporations Association of Greater Cincinnati Roundtable lunch with featured speaker, Molly North of Al Neyer, who discussed the mutual benefits of private-public partnerships between developers and CDC's when it comes to undertaking successful urban development projects. The talk was very interesting and informative with some great takeaways that I think PRDC can use moving forward, but the point that stuck with me was this. When it comes to successful development, it is ultimately all about creating pride in your place. So whether it is a home I am designing and developing, or other initiatives I help take on as a member of the PRDC, I think it is important to ask the question, Is this something I will be proud of? Is this something the community will be proud of?