Our President, J.S. Rashid, made a presentation before the Citizens’ Independent Trust on transit corridor development and its impact on community economic development.
“Without a strategic alignment of transit corridor development with community economic development, we are on another ride to nowhere.” – J.S. Rashid
Collaborative Development Corporation subscribes to the “Main Street Approach” to the revitalization of the Grand Avenue commercial corridor.
The Main Street approach is a program and a proven comprehensive method to commercial district revitalization. This approach has been implemented in over 1,800 cities and towns in 44 states across the nation with the help of the National Main Street Center and statewide downtown revitalization programs. Main Street successfully integrates the practical management strategy with the physical improvement of buildings and public spaces, aggressive promotion, image building and the economic development of the area. Read more
After successfully advocating for the project’s implementation, Collaborative Development Corporation, formerly known as Coconut Grove Collaborative, Inc., served as its official ombudsman on behalf of the community. The project management functions were housed in the Collaborative offices including the City of Miami and Horizon Construction, Inc.