The Thunderbird School of Global Management Consulting group was asked in the spring of 2013 to develop a strategic economic development plan for the vacant commercially zoned properties in the Litchfield Park and to identify specific uses for each parcel. They were asked to engage some of the property owners during their preparation. The final project was presented to the City Council on April 17, 2013.
April 17, 2013 Thunderbird School of Global Management Presentation
Following the success of the first study, a Phase 2 Study regarding the formation of an economic development plan for the City was approved:
The three main focuses of the Phase 2 Study were:
December 2013 Thunderbird School of Global Management Presentation
- Identify the appropriate percentage of commercial use and mixed use on four vacant commercially zoned parcels.
- Develop an economic development marketing strategy in accordance with the Thunderbird Consulting Team's recommendation to Council on April 17, 2013.
- Identify any additional phases of study by a future Thunderbird Consulting Group to further develop the planned economic development strategy for the City.