Parks As Economic Engines…   Destination Bayfront    Corpus Christi, TX      May 14, 2013                    Ken Hays     ...
Corpus Christi                 Chattanooga
1950 - The Dynamo of Dixie•Rail, air, river and highway hub•Manufacturing Center  Iron and Steel  Glass  Chemicals  Yarn/C...
Chattanooga is the dirtiest place inAmerica……thanks to having the worstAir quality in the nation…..Walter Cronkite       1...
Between 1969 and 2000……Cleaned up airand water
Re-discovered and reinvested downtown
Built Aquarium, Tn Riverwalk & Walking Bridge
Opened downtown cinema, restaurants,                          baseball park
Coolidge Park - a case study - 1997•First regional urban park•Showed high quality parks attract businesses•Gave a reason t...
What we had learned….•Working together works•Take advantage of existing assets•Form public private partnerships•Treat ever...
Celebrated together….a lot
But by 2000….•Still hadn’t engaged downtown river’s edge•Had challenged downtown attractions•Needed to attract more invest...
2000-2002•Reconsider Riverfront Parkway
21st Century Waterfront Plan 2002-2005•Unique fundraising partnership - $120 million and 126 acres•Expansion of three majo...
Renaissance Park - 2005
Renaissance Park - 2005
Renaissance Park - 2005
Renaissance Park - 2005 Construction Values:     $61,000,000 Property Tax Revenues:     $1,141,846 Sales Tax Revenues:    ...
Chattanooga Green-Ross’s Landing - 2005
Chattanooga Green-Ross’s Landing - 2005Construction Values:    $12,000,000Property Tax Revenues:    $200,000Sales Tax Reve...
First Street Plaza & Sculpture Park - 2005
First Street Plaza & Sculpture Park - 2005
First Street Plaza & Sculpture Park - 2005                   Construction Values:                       $58,000,000       ...
By 2008 – The Tangibles•City adding population•More tourism & festivals•Ongoing downtown development
This decision was about more than just a site. Ialways said it would be based on somethingintangible… something in our gut...
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Parks As Economic Engines

  1. 1. Parks As Economic Engines… Destination Bayfront Corpus Christi, TX May 14, 2013 Ken Hays Kinsey Probasco Hays Chattanooga, TN
  2. 2. Corpus Christi Chattanooga
  3. 3. 1950 - The Dynamo of Dixie•Rail, air, river and highway hub•Manufacturing Center Iron and Steel Glass Chemicals Yarn/Carpet Pharmaceuticals•Plentiful workers•Cheap energy, low cost of living•Growing suburbs
  4. 4. Chattanooga is the dirtiest place inAmerica……thanks to having the worstAir quality in the nation…..Walter Cronkite 1969
  5. 5. Between 1969 and 2000……Cleaned up airand water
  6. 6. Re-discovered and reinvested downtown
  7. 7. Built Aquarium, Tn Riverwalk & Walking Bridge
  8. 8. Opened downtown cinema, restaurants, baseball park
  9. 9. Coolidge Park - a case study - 1997•First regional urban park•Showed high quality parks attract businesses•Gave a reason to cross the river
  10. 10. What we had learned….•Working together works•Take advantage of existing assets•Form public private partnerships•Treat everyone as a stakeholder•Do everything of highest quality•Nothing stands alone – design of the whole matters
  11. 11. Celebrated together….a lot
  12. 12. But by 2000….•Still hadn’t engaged downtown river’s edge•Had challenged downtown attractions•Needed to attract more investment
  13. 13. 2000-2002•Reconsider Riverfront Parkway
  14. 14. 21st Century Waterfront Plan 2002-2005•Unique fundraising partnership - $120 million and 126 acres•Expansion of three major downtown attractions•Public Amenities •Over 30 acres of new parks & plazas •Over 2,000 feet of boat docking •Improved street connections, pedestrian bridge •$1.2 million in public art •600 ft pier into Tennessee River •Parking, playgrounds & performance venues •Water features, reconstructed wetlands
  15. 15. Renaissance Park - 2005
  16. 16. Renaissance Park - 2005
  17. 17. Renaissance Park - 2005
  18. 18. Renaissance Park - 2005 Construction Values: $61,000,000 Property Tax Revenues: $1,141,846 Sales Tax Revenues: $530,000
  19. 19. Chattanooga Green-Ross’s Landing - 2005
  20. 20. Chattanooga Green-Ross’s Landing - 2005Construction Values: $12,000,000Property Tax Revenues: $200,000Sales Tax Revenues: $300,000
  21. 21. First Street Plaza & Sculpture Park - 2005
  22. 22. First Street Plaza & Sculpture Park - 2005
  23. 23. First Street Plaza & Sculpture Park - 2005 Construction Values: $58,000,000 Property Tax Revenues: $874,918 Sales Tax Revenues: $75,000
  24. 24. By 2008 – The Tangibles•City adding population•More tourism & festivals•Ongoing downtown development
  25. 25. This decision was about more than just a site. Ialways said it would be based on somethingintangible… something in our gut, or maybebetter, something in our hearts.As we stand here today and look out acrossthose spectacular mountains and river andenjoy the warm welcome of the people ofTennessee, the intangibles are suddenly verytangible. Stefan Jacoby, CEO VW America, 2008

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