Portell Works guides and manages inspiring projects that make everyday life better for all.
For too long, city building has been about “bigger is better,” attracting big players with big developments designed to maximize profit. While this infusion of wealth is often welcome, it can change the local character of a community by diluting its uniqueness and displacing existing residents and businesses.
Placemaking and livability.
Portell Works pursues a different approach to placemaking, one that makes sense locally and enhances quality of life for everyone. Large developments can be part of the solution, but so can adaptive reuse, small-scale development, inclusive placemaking, workforce housing and safe, accessible street design. We study the local context and work to move urban districts forward in ways that create more opportunities, partnerships and leveraged funds. Development is informed by the community’s vision, instead of the other way around.
Downtown and district champions.
Portell Works is a consulting firm advancing urban districts, downtowns and development projects. With decades of experience both on staff and as a consultant for public- and private-sector firms, we are your partner on the leadership team – strategic thinkers who can manage the details of bringing a place to life, while never losing sight of your vision. And we can draw on a network of experienced specialists, depending on your project needs, including:
• Strategic Communications
• Marketing strategy & graphic design
• Urban planning & design
• Economic development & housing
• Economic analysis
• Pedestrian safety & mobility