On October 2, Enterprise released Public Benefit from Publicly Owned Parcels: Advancing Implementation in the Puget Sound Region, a case study that addresses challenges associated with the publicly owned parcel development process in the region. It focuses on six areas that will help public agencies expand and better coordinate their efforts, establish effective policies, and put adequate resources in place to facilitate more equitable development on publicly owned parcels:

1. Supporting mixed-income development on publicly owned parcels.

2. Developing large and/or master planned sites efficiently and equitably.

3. Establishing effective site control/valuation practices to facilitate affordable housing.

4. Improving internal processes and cross-agency coordination.

5. Improving the efficiency of the solicitation process.

6. Implementing interim uses on sites.

For more information on this case study and the Enterprise Publicly Owned Parcels research initiative, please contact Ahmad Abu-Khalaf, research analyst (aabukhalaf@enterprisecommunity.org) or James Madden, senior program director (jmadden@enterprisecommunity.org).