A new approach to community-driven redevelopment and infill development
Turning vacant, abandoned, and dilapidated buildings and vacant lots into community-driven projects supporting attainable housing, community commons, creative spaces, entrepreneurship, and local agriculture.
Authentic Redevelopment aims to transform the millions of perpetually disused spaces (brownfield, abandoned, dilapidated) into vibrant, creative community land portfolios.
We want to create community real estate investment cooperatives that take a holistic, portfolio-wide approach to restoring properties, generating infill development, and catalyzing community and economic life. Rather than focus on one type of land use (i.e., housing), Authentic Redevelopment encourages a diversity of land uses that are mutually supportive. Community Land Trusts (CLTs) may be used to keep property purchase prices attainable in perpetuity while also improving real estate values across neighborhoods through the rehabilitation of neglected properties and lots.