Thriving cities tend to be those that best adapt to changing circumstances over time. Often, windows of opportunity present themselves, but they are fleeting—they must be seized upon in the right way in order to have a lasting benefit for the community. By identifying the right opportunities, and the right way to act upon them, a city can set its course for the next generation. It is with this desire that this Economic Catalyst Strategy has been undertaken.
Development Strategies was commissioned by the City of Olivette to better understand what development demand exists along the Olive Corridor and the types of products that must be offered at these opportunity sites to capture this market demand. This study considers market opportunity, the market strategy to leverage public and private investment to the fullest community benefit, the economic realities of development planning and the need for public-private partnerships, and the economic strategy to utilize tools to further the goals and vision established in the City’s Strategic Plan.