The Better Future Alliance performs a 360 Opportunity Assessment in three phases:

THINK.  GET.  DO.


Credibility Assessment:  This is the THINK phase.  A first-cut assessment provides you with early-stage options, as well as providing you with a visually appealing vision that can be used to seek funding and as a marketing tool for possible end-users.


Feasibility Assessments:  This is the GET phase.  Once the key property's reuse is credibly established, we then dig deeper.  We assemble the additional technical resources necessary for the new vision to become a reality.  Possible funding sources are sought, as key community properties are often eligible for grants, incentives or credit enhancements.  Additionally, we work to get you the community and marketplace support needed.


Project Implementation:  This is the DO phase.   A 360 Opportunity Assessment will be realistic, as we will work with you to make it real.  We can help you implement the 360 Opportunity Assessment , or under your direction, take the lead for successful implementation.


Why a 360 Opportunity Assessment works:


Efficient:  By having a core, integrated team for all degrees of the 360 Opportunity Assessment, we identify problems and opportunities early.  By working with you, your existing resources, and other trusted specialists as needed, we save you time and resources and remain flexible.  Should either the Credibility or Feasibility phase not discover a reuse that works for you, the 360 Opportunity Assessment ends without further expense.


Innovative:  We do more than assemble a production line of development skills.  Our 360 Opportunity Assessment involved all the disciplines in all of the core areas.  Designers have an input on community issues, planners contribute on market concerns, and economy developers weigh in on people concerns.  This team-sourcing fast-tracks a project, and introduces new and innovative ideas to the assessment.


Sustainable:  Improved transportation, green buildings, water conservation, reuse, and smart grid infrastructure are just a few of the technologies helping to achieve sustainable environmental development in cities.  We will ensure that whatever we discover with you, that the reuse will be sustainable environmentally, from an energy-use perspective, and be economically viable.

A 360 Opportunity Assessment can increase the Return on Investment for Community-Based Assets.  (ROI-CBA)  Community-Based Assets include sites, buildings, neighborhoods and communities that seek to obtain a better return on existing assets in a manner that enhances the site's owner and host community.

New revenues, increased taxes, better job opportunities, sustainable development, and community acceptance and partnership measure a higher ROI-CBA.

Every community has key properties and facilities that seek a new or better use.  A 360 Opportunity Assessment provides a way to discover and implement that better use.  A 360 Opportunity Assessment is unique because:


We look at four core requirements for a better future simultaneously.



360 opportunity assessment

To be successful, a community-based asset must work both as a specific site, as well as within its community setting.

A 360 Opportunity Assessment is an innovative way of discovering and implementing a realistic, sustainable redevelopment option that works for you and your community, toward a Better Future.

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