(used at Apr 30, 2018 Interest Meeting of Prospective Plan Development Committee Members)
The emerging One Community Plan will be unveiled in April 2019 as a 10-year comprehensive economic growth plan for South St. Petersburg, the 25-square miles located south of Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, Florida. The area is home to nearly 80% of the city’s black community.
While designed to complement development initiatives already underway in South St. Petersburg, the One Community Plan will focus on strategies and initiatives explicitly designed to grow the economy of South St. Pete (i.e., the real dollar value of income, investments and assets owned by people who live and work there). This includes actions and interventions to:
- Grow employment and income levels for area residents
- Build family wealth through increases in affordable housing development and home ownership and rehabilitation
- Support business growth and asset ownership
The One Community planning process (April 2018 through March 31, 2019) will be jointly led by the Pinellas County Urban League, Collective Empowerment Group of the Tampa Bay Area, and The 2020 Plan team, with the New Deal Team as a founding collaborator.
These core leaders are engaging a constellation of diverse partners to shape the plan and breathe life into its parts, including a 25-member Plan Development Committee of leaders of economic growth initiatives operating or emerging in South St. Pete, and Emerging Leader Interns who carry-out functions such as research, surveying, marketing, and thought leadership.
Importantly, the One Community Plan is designed to operate hand-in-hand with existing plans for economic growth and development. This includes parallel operations with the Grow Smarter initiative and with the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area plan, among other plans and initiatives.