Project Experience:

Economic and Demographic Analysis

Economic analysis is a cornerstone of much of our work and is an important component within many of our services. Understanding economic and demographic historic trends, current conditions, and future projections provides an important framework through which informed decisions can be made. For example, we help clients understand how expected employment or residential growth will impact the need for additional office space or housing development; how household trends will impact future city budgets or programming; or how demographic shifts are impacting access to affordable housing. 

DC Downtown East Re-Urbanization Strategy 

As part of the DC Office Of Planning's Downtown East Re-Urbanization planning effort, JS&A served on a project team with Beyer Blinder Bell and Bay Area Economics to assess the opportunity to revitalize a downtown DC neighborhood characterized by government and nonprofit land uses. JS&A conducted a market analysis and real estate development opportunity assessment for all types of land uses within the study area. 

 

Client: DC Office of Planning

Location: Washington, DC

For: Jon Stover & Associates

NoMa BID Demographic Analysis

Completed a demographic analysis for NoMa BID to help the organization communicate future real estate opportunities to current and prospective commercial tenants.  


Client: NoMa BID

Location: Washington, DC

Subcontracted for Mosaic Urban Partners

Economic Generators Study

The Economic Generators and Catalysts study identified key high growth industry sectors in Prince George's County that have the capacity to contribute to economic growth and development in the county. The study assessed regional commercial real estate market activity and analyzed the county’s key economic competitive advantages and challenges toward attracting strategic high-growth industries. Stover developed a methodology that identified and compared over 20 evaluation criteria across 33 geographic submarkets and identified locations that are ideal for County investment and planning support. 


Client: Maryland - Nat'l Capital Park & Planning Comm.

Location: Prince George's County, MD

Subcontracted for Green Door Advisors

Prime: Battelle

Mid City East Small Area Plan
 

The Mid City East Initiative is Small Area Plan and Livability Study, with community led planning process, for the neighborhoods of North Capitol Street, Rhode Island Avenue, Florida Avenue, New York Avenue and New Jersey Avenue. JS&A worked under Green Door Advisors, HR&A, and Smith Group JLL, conducted a real estate market analysis, and contributed toward a development opportunity analysis, affordable housing strategy, and commercial corridor redevelopment strategy.  

 

Client: DC Office of Planning 

Location: Washington, DC

Subcontracted for Green Door Advisors

Prime: Smith Group JLL

Southwest Neighborhood Plan

The goal of the Southwest Neighborhood Plan -- still underway -- is to provide public and private stakeholders a land use and urban design framework that will guide development for the neighborhood. The plan includes a development potential analysis and strategy for multiple underutilized District-owned sites, as well as key privately held opportunity sites. A major plan output is the recommendation of land use designations that will best facilitate a more efficient use or redevelopment of these target properties. 

 

Client: DC Office of Planning

Location: Washington, DC

Subcontracted for Mosaic Urban Partners

Prime: Ayers Saint Gross

Walter Reed Redevelopment Transportation Scenarios

Subcontracted under Mosaic Urban Partners, development advisor to the District of Columbia for the Walter Reed Army Medical Center reuse plan. Plans call for up to 2,000 residential units, 200,000 square feet of retail space, 750,000 square feet of office space, nonprofit users, 40 acres of open space, and light rail and bike access. Completed a land use demand analysis and a fiscal and economic impact analysis based on two scenarios: future implementation of a streetcar line and no future implementation of a streetcar line. 


Client: Deputy Mayors Office for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED)

Location: Washington, DC

Subcontracted for Mosaic Urban Partners

Prime: Perkins Eastman

Buford Highway Masterplan Real Estate & Demographic Analysis 

The Buford Highway Masterplan is part of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) and aims to revitalize and enhance the Buford Highway corridor. As a subconsultant to Mosaic Urban Partners and Canvas Planning Group, JS&A conducted a market analysis detailing neighborhood demographics and real estate conditions and trends to better understand stakeholders needs and assess the opportunities and limitations for real estate development along the Buford Highway Corridor.


Clients: Atlanta Regional Coommission, City of Chamberlee, and City of Doraville

Location: Atlanta, GA

Subcontracted for Mosaic Urban Partners

Prime: Canvas Planning Group

2016 H Street Festival City & Neighborhood Impact Analysis

H Street Main Street (HSMS) retained JS&A to assess the fiscal and economic impact of the H Street Festival, hosted by HSMS on September 17, 2016. The annual event is part of a revitalization strategy that brings attention to the developing arts and entertainment district spanning 10 blocks of H Street NE. This year's festival featured more than 500 artists and performances on 14 stages plus an array of local, regional and international cuisine, shopping, arts exhibits, and educational events. The study details some of the primary ways that the festival impacts neighborhood businesses and city fiscal revenues.


Clients: H Street Main Street 

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Economic Impact of Ridership  on the H Street Streetcar Line

H Street Main Street (HSMS) retained JS&A to assess the economic impact of the The H/Benning Streetcar line on the corridor it serves. JS&A surveyed streetcar riders and representatives from corridor businesses, and leveraged ridership statistics from the District Department of Transportation. It is estimated that Streetcar operations resulted in approximately $660,600 in additional revenue for businesses located on the corridor over the course of the year. Most of this spending occurs at restaurants, followed by grocery stores and convenience shops.


Clients: H Street Main Street 

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Downtown Lake Worth Arts and Culture Master Plan 

Jon Stover & Associates was selected as part of a team with Lord Cultural Resources to undertake the Downtown Lake Worth Arts and Culture Master Plan. Overseen by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA), and the City of Lake Worth, the Master Plan aims to leverage a growing local arts scene as a central part of the greater downtown economic development strategy. JS&A conducted a market analysis including demographic projections, a cultural enhancement and economic development strategy, and a detailed implementation plan.  


Clients: Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, City of Lake Worth, Lake Worth Community Redevel. Agency

Location: Lake Worth, FL

Prime: Lord Cultural Resources

Assessment of Historic Michigan Main Street Data and Strategic Recommendations  

This study assessed the reliability of existing Michigan Main Street economic indicator data, identified strategies for enhancing its accuracy, and provided recommendations for leveraging this information to best serve Main Street communicates and monitor program results.


Clients: Michigan Economic Development Corporation 

Location: Michigan 

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

2017 H Street Festival Fiscal and Economic Impact Analysis

H Street Main Street retained JS&A to assess the fiscal and economic impact of the 2017 H Street Festival. The H Street Festival generated an estimated $6.1 million of additional spending along the corridor during the festival. The event generated $2.1 million in salaries and the equivalent of 56 full-time positions in addition to approximately $740,600 in tax revenue for the District.


Clients: H Street Main Street 

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Market Analysis and Community Impact Assessment for a Youth Entrepreneur Coworking Space

Youth Entrepreneur Institute (YEI) works with 14 to 24 year old participants through entrepreneurship education, college readiness, character development, and career readiness. Their proposed development of "Spark DC" will expand and enhance learning and workshop space for these participants and provide commercial space for entrepreneurs and unique businesses across the District. YEI retained JS&A to assess the market feasibility of their development proposal  as well as its anticipated impact on the local community.


Clients: Youth Entrepreneur Institute

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Market Analysis and Community Impact Assessment of Proposed Starburst Plaza Renovations

Starburst Plaza is located at the intersection of H Street NE, Benning Road NE, Maryland Avenue NE, Florida Avenue NE, and Bladensburg Road NE. H Street Main Street (HSMS) hopes to redevelop the plaza, allowing for new programming and the expansion of current programming such as summer concert series, farmers market, and pop-up events. HSMS retained JS&A to assess the development feasibility of the plaza redevelopment, its anticipated impact on the local community, and it's suitability for city grant funding.  


Clients: H Street Main Street

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Market Analysis and Community Impact Assessment for Jenks
Building Rooftop Renovation

W.S. Jenks & Son is one of the oldest hardware stores in Washington, DC and and its rooftop features four small greenhouses that are currently leased to Cultivate the City – providing access to fresh food through it’s CSA program and education to DC residents. The owners hope to expanded the rooftop garden, allowing for additional skill-building workshops, urban agricultural space, and gardening training programs. JS&A was retained to assess the development feasibility of this proposal as well as its anticipated impact on the local community. 


Clients: H Street Main Street

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Market Analysis and Community Impact Assessment for the MLK Gateway Redevelopment​​

The MLK Gateway development is a transformative project located across six parcels at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, SE and Good Hope Road, SE. At the time of this analysis, the proposed development program consists of community-serving office and retail space including coworking space and a tech innovation center. JS&A provided a site description; funding gap assessment; employment assessment; grant needs assessment; real estate market feasibility analysis; and marketability assessment for the project.


Clients: Menkiti Group

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Market Analysis and Community Impact Assessment for the 1401 Pennsylvania Ave Development  ​​

Neighborhood Restaurant Group (NRG) proposes to redevelop 1401 Pennsylvania Ave SE as part of a 13,500 square foot culinary & beverage hub featuring a six stall food hall, chef-driven restaurant, coffee and dessert shop, beer garden, cocktail bar and lounge that will enhance the Hill East portion of Washington DC. JS&A was retained to assess the development feasibility of this "community restaurant clubhouse," its impact on the local and city-wide community, and need and applicability

for the Neighborhood Prosperity Fund Grant.


Clients: Neighborhood Restaurant Group

Location: Washington, DC

Prime: Jon Stover & Associates

Eastover Sector Plan Redevelopment Strategy

The Sector Plan for the Forest Heights / Glass Manor area of Prince George’s County was conducted  on behalf of the Maryland - National Parks and Planning Commission. The assignment focused on urban and environmental site design, transportation planning, and economic revitalization strategies. The consulting team was led by Cooper Carry, and Stover served as project manager for the economic revitalization component. Project deliverables included a comprehensive public involvement process, a neighborhood and corridor regeneration strategy, and illustrative design scenarios.

 

Client: Maryland - Nat'l Capital Park & Planning Comm.

Location: Prince George's County, MD

Subcontracted for Mosaic Urban Partners 

Prime: Cooper Carry

Charter School Site Location Suitability Analysis

Analyzed the suitability of five site locations for charter school development for the Knowledge is Power Program charter school system in Washington, DC (KIPP DC). Created an assessment system – applied to all five sites – that incorporated commuting patterns, demographics, and nearby land uses and amenities.


Client: KIPP DC 

Location: Washington, DC

Subcontractor for Mosaic Urban Partners