Omaha: Freeman Property Charrette,
As a member of the project team
and sub-consultant to PlaceMakers, HFA played an integral part in planning and
executing the Charrette. During the Pre-Charrette visit to Omaha, HFA interviewed
key stakeholders, conducted photodocumentation, and arranged the logistics for
the charrette, from the accommodations and computer equipment to stakeholder
meetings and workshops.
A few weeks later, HFA joined the Omaha Charrette Team to help the group and
the owner/developer envision development that focused their priorities of sensible
growth, real neighborhoods, and vibrant communities. The Charrette Team worked
diligently to incorporate the visions and concerns that participants voiced during
the opening sessions, and presented initial ideas to a group of 60 eager people.
While the time in Nebraska ended in seven days, the Charrette team returned to
their offices to write the final report. HFA provided policy recommendations to help
Omaha develop affordable housing and preserve open space.
Click here for the Omaha: Freeman Property Charrette project sheet