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Good sites for redevelopment are hard to find. Locating and identifying the strongest sites is both competitive and challenging. Developers seeking historic and existing buildings for reuse face further obstacles: information about these properties is collected by multiple parties and reported in a variety of locations and formats, historic significance is often unknown or stored in inaccessible forms, and, by the time a property comes to market, the opportunity for greatest value is often lost. Site reuse strategists at PVN teamed with Visible City to create a proprietary mapping and site identification tool that aggregates and analyzes data to allow clients to find better sites, faster, and at lesser cost than a conventional site identification process: 

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Needles in a haystack. The US metro region of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, as one example, includes 1.3 million parcels spread over seven counties and 3,000 square miles. Ranging from warehouses in Minneapolis to smaller retail structures on main streets in Hastings and Wayzata, historic structures represent strong investment opportunities across the metro area. Prior to renovation, historic buildings often hide their square footage, floorplan, façade, and other criteria that later become highly marketable attributes. Our process effectively identifies sites and structures that suit individual client needs, therefore adding to their competitive advantage.

Needles in a haystack. The US metro region of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, as one example, includes 1.3 million parcels spread over seven counties and 3,000 square miles. Ranging from warehouses in Minneapolis to smaller retail structures on main streets in Hastings and Wayzata, historic structures represent strong investment opportunities across the metro area. Prior to renovation, historic buildings often hide their square footage, floorplan, façade, and other criteria that later become highly marketable attributes. Our process effectively identifies sites and structures that suit individual client needs, therefore adding to their competitive advantage.

PVN and Visible City present a powerful combination of geospatial analysis combined with a deep understanding of the regulatory and economic framework for site reuse and historic preservation. Client-specific searches are created to meet customized criteria for redevelopment success. Visible City creates, compiles, and deploys client-specific criteria for single parcels, or a collection of adjacent parcels, that meet key project characteristics while PVN interprets initial redevelopment potential. Sample data sets include:

  1. Historic significance and potential designation
  2. Parcel size, square footage and vintage
  3. Zoning
  4. Proximity to jobs, housing, transit or other key factors
  5. Location in a qualified Census tract or other geographies

With PVNSiteWorks, clients obtain a highly-curated set of properties that meet desirable and specific characteristics for redevelopment, ongoing support in the determination of feasibility for reuse, and a competitive advantage in any market. Let’s connect.