Join ULI San Antonio for an afternoon UrbanPlan For All workshop. The mission of UrbanPlan is to generate more positive and informed dialogue about land use at the local level through an open exchange of ideas among community leaders, public officials and the private sector.
Registration is limited to 20 participants. The deadline to sign up is March 15 to allow time for advance preparation before the workshop. Materials will be provided in advance. Covid-19 safety protocols will be followed including masks, distancing and single-touch.
Through this half-day workshop, 4 groups with 5 participants each will work as competing
development teams to respond to a hypothetical request for proposal (RFP) for the redevelopment of a site in the fictitious town of Yorktown. Teams work together, using blocks to represent different building types and a financial analysis tool, to create a feasible proposal that meets the RFP’s objectives, the community’s interests, and the investor’s bottom line. ULI members serve as facilitators challenging the conceptual proposal, act as a selection committee to review the final proposals and present a case study to spur discussion and analysis.
By taking on the role of developer, participants in the workshop get a chance to broaden their knowledge in the following areas:
- the basics of a pro forma and funding of a complex project;
- the economics of different building types and community benefits;
- the different time horizons for the public and private sectors;
- the risk associated with lengthy negotiations among all parties; and
- the importance of a clear and open process in the selection of a private partner.
UrbanPlan workshops are ideal for local decision makers who would like to learn more about the fundamental forces that shape and affect the built environment and the important leadership roles that elected officials, appointed officials, and community leaders play in the development process. The workshop enables participants to more deeply understand the trade-offs and risk at play in the process associated with land use, especially in public/private partnerships (P3s). The UrbanPlan case study is an example of a city-led redevelopment effort where compromise is needed from the locality, the development team selected through the RFP, and the community.
11:00-12:15 - Lunch, Introductions and Workshop Overview (adding more buffer here)
12:15-1:30 - 1st Build Time
1:30-2:10 - 1st Facilitation
2:10-2:25 - Break
2:25-2:55 - 2nd Build Time
2:55-3:30 - 2nd Facilitation
3:30-4:00 - Presentation Prep Time
4:00-5:00 - City Council Presentations & Debrief
UrbanPlan is supported by local ULI volunteers who are professionals in a variety of disciplines within land use and development and selected for their depth of experience and knowledge.
Melissa Chamrad, Director of Accounting / Pearl
Corinna Castillo-Johnson, Senior Advisor / The Roosevelt Group