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Quality Growth Alliance

The Quality Growth Alliance was formed out of a landmark day-long visioning exercise called Reality Check, held on April 30, 2008. Two hundred and fifty political, business, community and conservation leaders from King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties worked together to identify barriers and solutions to quality growth.

Quality Growth Alliance

Quality Growth Alliance and ULI Northwest: Taking Action Toward Meaningful Change

The same groups that organized Reality Check have committed to building on the consensus formed at Reality Check, leading an action agenda to break down the barriers to quality growth.

As one of eight partners in the Quality Growth Allliance, ULI Northwest is contributing in three major ways:

Education
Creating quality programming is a hallmark of ULI Northwest’s mission and an integral part of our contribution to the Quality Growth Alliance. Past programming has included a major regional visioning exercise (Reality Check for Puget Sound), and workshops on transit-oriented development and infrastructure investment — all of which were attended by top local and national leaders. Future programming will capitalize on our region’s new commitment to transit expansion and the implications for accompanying development.

Technical Assistance Panels
The ULI Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) program brings the finest expertise in the real estate, planning and development fields together to collaborate on complex land use and redevelopment projects. TAPs are designed to provide host organizations a customized approach to specific land use and real estate challenges. The result is an objective assessment with concrete recommendations that further the ULI mission of creating thriving, sustainable communities worldwide. Past projects have included advisory services focused on the revitalization of the City of Everett’s downtown and a feasibility analysis for incentive zoning in the Bel-Red Corridor.

Transit-Oriented Development Case Studies
Recent transit investments in the Puget Sound region have created an opportunity to leverage ULI’s research-oriented mission and develop meaningful case studies. These case studies highlight the advantages of building communities that capitalize on the value brought by convenient transit options. The ULI/Curtis Regional Infrastructure Project provided an opportunity for ULI Northwest to add even more value by providing national perspective to infrastructure in our region through our Bus Rapid Transit and Land Use Initiative.