Our mission is to focus on creating communities in historical urban core neighborhoods through high design and new construction. Through thoughtful design in the locations that we develop, we want to leave a lasting, positive impact in those communities
POSITION + PROMISE
UCB is an urban developer committed to creating modern, high-quality places that have a positive impact in their surrounding communities. By collaborating with architects and reflecting the architecture of the communities, our projects honor an existing legacy while reviving the interest of people looking to be a part of a growing, urban community.
What does this look like?
Restore commercial vibrancy and strength by concentrating market demand and resources to:
Economic empowerment and commercial development – Existing community residents, organizations and businesses should gain social and economic benefit from neighborhood revitalization efforts. Build upon the cultural legacy of the District. The cultural and historical personality should not be lost due to market pressures and gentrification. Housing development without displacement – Housing developments should include an appropriate level of rental and for sale units affordable to various income levels in order to prevent displacement.
OF THE STUDY
Initiatives & Strategies
Urban Design Initiatives are projects to improve the physical environment and to leverage development.
Program Initiatives are specific projects to help the community meet its goals of improving quality of life in the area and taking an active role in its regeneration.
Non-Displacement Strategies are intended to govern development activities and public funding decisions affecting the District, in order to ensure that existing residents will enjoy the benefits of a revitalized neighborhood. The District is characterized by lower household incomes and a high percentage of renters, and these conditions make residents vulnerable to displacement as the market improves and property values increase. The Non-Displacement Strategies are designed to prevent displacement by supporting the economic selfsufficiency and housing stability of existing residents.