Local Assistance Program

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The Port Authority Local Assistance Program helps communities in the Port District advance economic development initiatives by providing them with architectural and engineering consulting support.

Assistance Provided

  • Architectural Programming - Compile architectural information and convert this data into building criteria used to make site location, Stage I building design, renovation or relocation decisions
  • Site Evaluation - Evaluate existing sites or buildings and recommend how best to utilize the site or building, the type of tenants to attract and the approximate cost of development
  • Cost Estimation - Prepare budget estimates that provide sponsoring entities with information used to rapidly assess project feasibility or aid in negotiations
  • Graphics - Create charts, illustrations, renderings, visual aids, diagrams, and other graphic materials
  • Sales Materials - Develop brochures, reports, presentations and other marketing materials for distribution to prospects and for use during sales, community and board meetings. These materials also can be used to illustrate how a building could look on the site and assist in procuring project funding and community support

Criteria for Consideration

  • The client must be a municipality, county government, or not-for-profit community group or agency located in the Port District
  • The client/sponsoring public entity does not have the technical capability and/or financial resources to do the work
  • The initiative will advance a project that retains or creates jobs, increases the local tax base, or attracts private sector investment or public funding

For additional information, please contact:

Terriann Moore-Abrams


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