Services and pricing

Our (Re)Building Downtown work includes the option of four services.

A preliminary assessment involves an in-person visit by Smart Growth America staff to understand your community’s context and goals, and to meet key partners in the downtown development process. A preliminary assessment is part of all of our packages.

In a follow-on workshop, we provide recommended strategies for downtown development based on our preliminary assessment. Follow-on workshops are customized for each client and include some of the country’s most forward-thinking development strategies.

Our fiscal implications analysis analyzes the potential public costs and revenues of up to four different development scenarios. Learn more about our fiscal implications analysis >>

Our economic modeling analyzes the economic development potential of up to four different development scenarios. This analysis can help public official understand the potential help officials and citizens to understand the benefits for the entire community of a strategy focused on downtown revitalization.Learn more about our economic modeling >>

Services Cost
A. Preliminary assessment and follow-on workshop $18,000
B. Preliminary assessment and fiscal analysis $20,000
C. Preliminary assessment, fiscal analysis, and economic modeling $42,000
D. Preliminary assessment, follow-on workshop, fiscal analysis, and economic modeling $54,000
E. Other tailored solution Determined in consultation with jurisdiction.

An assessment, follow-on workshop, fiscal analysis, and economic modeling can create the most complete picture of a community’s opportunity for development. This in-depth option can identify areas that have the best prospect for return on investment for the community, and demonstrate the net fiscal impact of a downtown strategy – showing, in dollars and cents, how a focused effort on walkable downtown development can benefit taxpayers.