Project Scorecard

The Smart Growth Project Scorecard will help you to measure the qualities of proposed development projects to see if they correspond to you community’s vision for smarter growth.

This tool will provide you with a way to evaluate any proposed project using very specific standards. It will help you identify the good qualities of the project as well as the qualities that could be improved.

Using the Project Scorecard

Depending on what your community needs, you can use the whole scorecard or you can use segments of the scorecard.

You can use this tool as a guide to understanding how your community’s vision for smarter growth can be expressed through very specific development standards

You can use this tool to learn more about a how each smart growth principle is expressed in specific (often physical) standards and to identify the standards that best support each principle.

You can use it to measure one specific dimension of a proposed project (such as street connectivity) to see how the project can be improved.

You can use it as a checklist that citizens can use within a stakeholder or community review process, to discover the merits of proposed projects and to identify areas for improvement.

You can use it as a way to compare two or more competing projects, to see which one can best fulfill your community’s vision.

You can use it in a negotiation process to see how a developer can improve their proposed project.

You can use the scorecard as requirement that proposed projects must hurdle before the community provides incentives.

You can also use the scorecard as a seal of good housekeeping to recognize projects that fulfill your community’s vision for smarter growth.

To download the Project Scorecard (PDF), click here.
To download the Project Scorecard (.doc), click here.