Renaissance Downtowns’ efforts are rooted in the principles of smart growth, sustainability and locally-based economic development, using a comprehensive and holistic program to invest in the downtown with a goal of creating a vibrant, walkable destination neighborhood in collaboration with the community.
This approach represents a triple-bottom-line philosophy of social, economic and environmental sustainability, resulting in a revitalized downtown Hempstead that is once again a regional magnet for economic and cultural prosperity.
In order to achieve these goals, we plan on incorporating:
Smart Growth principles as defined by the Smart Growth Network, the Urban Land Institute, the Charter for the New Urbanism; green standards as defined by the U.S. Green Building Council; and local economic development principles as defined by Cooltown Studios:
- Principles of the Smart Growth Network
- The Charter for the New Urbanism
- U.S. Green Building Council LEED-ND green neighborhood design guidelines
- Cooltown Studios local economic development principles