McDaniel Glenn is focus of Emory University Study
The McDaniel Glenn community’s transformation, as detailed in a study by Emory University, is a powerful example of how strategic planning and investment can revitalize struggling neighborhoods. Five years ago, TSW developed a master plan for the area, which was made possible in part by HOPE VI funds. The plan focused on creating a mixed-income, New Urbanist community that would enhance quality of life and boost economic activity.
The results of this plan have been impressive. Crime rates in the McDaniel Glenn community have significantly decreased, creating a safer environment for residents and visitors alike. This improvement has also had a positive impact on community perceptions, as residents report feeling more secure and comfortable in their surroundings. Additionally, the value of nearby homes has increased, reflecting the broader positive economic impact of the revitalization effort.
These changes are the result of a variety of factors. The mixed-income aspect of the community has helped to create a more diverse and inclusive neighborhood, which has in turn fostered a sense of social cohesion and pride. The New Urbanist design elements, which emphasize walkability, public spaces, and sustainable development, have also contributed to the community’s success. These features encourage healthy and active lifestyles, reduce environmental impact, and promote a sense of community ownership and investment.
The transformation of the McDaniel Glenn community is a testament to the power of collaborative planning and investment. By bringing together a range of stakeholders, including developers, residents, and community leaders, the project was able to create a vision for the future that was both aspirational and achievable. The success of this effort should serve as an inspiration to other communities seeking to revitalize and reimagine their neighborhoods.
Read the full study: McDaniel Glenn HOPE VI Revitalization.