Services and Approach

In addition to its development and finance capabilities, Catalyst offers a multidisciplinary team of planners, economists, urban designers, and redevelopment specialists focused on creating economic development and urban planning strategies that induce capital and market interest. Our award-winning efforts have included work with over 45 municipalities, transit agencies, housing authorities, lending institutions, and private land owners in recent years. This work includes market assessment, land use programming, master planning, urban design, code and guideline creation, marketing documents, horizontal cost analysis, TIF/TRZ revenue analysis, project financial analysis, implementation planning, and master development. The Catalyst Group has MBE Certification through the NCTRCA.

The Catalyst Group is lead by Paris Rutherford, a certified planner whose experience as firm-wide Director of Planning and Urban Design at RTKL Associates lead to such nationally recognized plans as Addison Circle, Uptown Dallas, Legacy Town Center, Paseo Colorado, Houston Midtown, Denver Uptown, Phoenix Roosevelt District, and others.

Creativity – Nationally recognized planning and urban design experience
Consensus – Customized community outreach strategies
Public/Private – Master development and redevelopment strategies
Financial Analysis – TIF, MMD, PID, NMTC and other reinvestment tools
Innovative Work – Over 85 national, regional and local industry awards
Proven Leadership – Market knowledge and effective quality control

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