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Fourth Economy Consulting
1501 Preble Avenue
2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

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Economic Impact Analysis

South Fayette, PA
THE CLIENT

South Fayette Township, a small growing suburban municipality south of Pittsburgh.

 

THE CHALLENGE/OPPORTUNITY

South Fayette Township has faced significant development pressures in recent years, but it does not have an internal planning or community development staff. Fourth Economy Consulting has provided planning and economic analysis support to South Fayette to help it manage growth within the Township. 

 

OUR APPROACH

Our first engagement involved two competing impact analyses for a new housing development – one from the developer (touting the tax benefits of the development) and one from the school district (raising concerns regarding school capacity). The township asked our team to evaluate the merits of both analyses and conduct our own independent analysis to provide them with critical information they needed to monitor the impacts of the development and specify what level or types of development would generate positive or negative impacts on the township and the school district.

 

THE RESULTS

Using our analysis, the Township decided to move forward with zoning updates in favor of the development. We have since supported South Fayette Township with an impact analysis of a proposed hospital development and with a market analysis measuring the potential of a vacant property located on a high-profile site in the community.

PROJECT TYPE

Economic Impact Analysis

SCALE

City

CLIENT TYPE

Government