I am helping a local city assemble some up-front information for preparing a long range strategic plan/urban design plan for a nice, but underused portion of a historic college town. One of the major points that the folks putting this together would like to make is that the plan will directly spark redevelopment that will increase economic activity. What they are looking for is a precentage of increase in economic activity related to redevelopment as a result of a good plan.
Basically we are looking for a number to fill in this blank-
-communities that have undergone strategic redevelopment and urban planning have averaged ___% increase in sales tax, property values, business ownership, etc
Any ideas where this information can be found? Is there any national tracking of economic activity as a result of revelopment? Seems like there should be.
Any and advice is greatly appreciated.