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RENOVATE

PlaceMade works directly with private property owners to help them renovate industrial buildings or build new buildings that will be permanently affordable and serve the manufacturing sector.


PUBLIC LAND USE STRATEGIES

PlaceMade collaborates with public sector entities to help the City make the best use of City owned property with the shared goal of creating affordable industrial space, which in turns creates more local jobs. PlaceMade advises on land use strategies to most optimally enhance the availability of industrial space.


FINANCING

PlaceMade will deploy a range of traditional and innovative financing mechanisms to close the gap between the costs to develop (or rehab) modern industrial space and what manufacturers can afford to pay.


COMMUNITY OUTREACH

PlaceMade works directly with communities, particularly low-moderate income communities, to ensure that manufacturing businesses bring quality jobs to the communities who need it most.


METHODOLOGY

PlaceMade builds a body of practice, which we document and share with the City and other urban areas looking to create affordable industrial real estate.


BUSINESS ACCELERATION

PlaceMade’s sister non-profit SFMade will deploy integrated business “acceleration” support functions on-site for manufacturers and other related industrial users and makers, which could include not only education and technical assistance, but new, shared approaches to raising and deploying capital, acquiring and sharing equipment, or developing shared supply chain infrastructure.