The South Grand Boulevard project involved the development of a plan that set forth a vision to improve the environmental quality of the street’s corridor while strengthening economic opportunities, community amenities and livability factors. The plan also outlined new standards for sustainability, accessibility practices and public engagement. As part of this initiative, the project had a goal of creating a place that reflected the character of its neighborhoods and establishes environments that facilitate the interaction of people, promoted local commerce, and created a plan for smart, sustainable growth. Kwame Building Group utilized public polling and tested various metrics against design decisions to ensure that the final result would align with the community’s needs and the project’s goals. A total of $3.1 million was set aside to construct the eight-block segment included in Phase One of improvements along South Grand Boulevard. In addition to the Phase One Implementation Plan, a Master Plan book was developed to lay the foundation for future improvement and provide a model for future Great Streets Initiative efforts and redevelopment projects.