Build a Relationship with Urban3

We provide a range of services, which can be tailored to meet your specific needs. How far you go on the journey is up to you. We're here to guide you along the way. 

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Phase One

Lecture

The hallmark of our service offerings, this easy-to-understand motivational presentation demonstrates Urban3's method using property tax to tell a development story across landscapes and building types. 

Key Indicator Analysis

In conjunction with the lecture, we will analyze "key indicator" properties in your community to paint a picture of the development choices your community has made up to the present.

Phase Two

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Value Per Acre Analysis

Urban3’s analytic method focuses on the “per acre” analytic as a unit of productivity. Cities and counties are finite areas of land, and how that land is used has a direct effect on municipal coffers. This metric normalizes overall revenues and tax values into a direct comparison, utilizing land consumed as a unit of productivity.

Civic Therapy

Building on the Value Per Acre analysis, we will work with you to determine a plan of action to improve development policy and fiscal health in your community. 

Economic Forecasting

Using historical tax data and market analysis, the tax revenue potential of development projects and their secondary effect on area values are projected into the future. 

Implement and Evaluate

After determining concrete steps for your community to take to improve development policy and fiscal health, we will follow up with you after a set period of time to evaluate how effectively you have implemented those steps, and how to proceed from there. 

Phase Three

Economic Productivity Analysis

The results of an Urban3 analysis clearly demonstrate the economic potency of the city within the county and the region. Because of the scale of the analysis, clients are able to see the economic effects of varying types of development within the same market. It is sometimes assumed that budget problems can be solved by creating more growth, yet more growth in unproductive patterns–more cost than revenues–will only increase economic problems. Our clients can utilize the analysis to inform potential adjustments to public policy to maximize the community's fiscal productivity.

Return on Investment Analysis

Infrastructure costs (roads, water, wastewater and utilities) are measures throughout the community and compared to tax revenue to create a return-on-investment model. The resulting net productivity illuminates development types that contribute tax dollars vs. those that diminish the community coffers.

Implement and Evaluate

After determining concrete steps for your community to take to improve development policy and fiscal health, we will follow up with you after a set period of time to evaluate how effectively you have implemented those steps, and how to proceed from there. 

Phase Four

Policy Analysis

 

Implement and Evaluate

After determining concrete steps for your community to take to improve development policy and fiscal health, we will follow up with you after a set period of time to evaluate how effectively you have implemented those steps, and how to proceed from there. 

Development

Scenario Planning Analysis

Both cities and developers want to understand the potential value of new development. Through our analysis, our clients are able to quantify and visualize the impact of various development scenarios proposed by urban designers or architects, or through market analyses. We also enable our municipal clients to make informed infrastructure investments. Our work helps cities understand the long game: how will new transit, improved streets or bicycle and pedestrian facilities create more tax revenue? For developers, having hard data on the value add of a new real estate project can be invaluable during negotiations with cities and counties, and help assuage local concerns during public input sessions.