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Tribal economic development, a partial, view, for Morongo reservation lands.

Economic Development Plan – Tribal Lands

Morongo Band of Mission Indians  |  As land development consultants, StoneCreek Partners prepared a tribal economic development plan for the Morongo Indian reservation that encompasses almost 50 square miles of land.  The work occurred at a time when tribal gaming operations were housed in a temporary prefabricated building situated in Cabazon (California) along Interstate 10 on the periphery of Palms Springs.  The economic development plan included an analysis of regional economic growth by sectors, the feasibility of potential business projects, and the specific suitability and infrastructure availability throughout the reservation.

 

The tribal economic development plan included a master plan and land development strategy for all lands along the interstate that leads in and out of Palm Springs.  Phase 1 conceptual plans included relocation of the tribe’s existing casino into the heart of a new master-planned development.  Casino Morongo Resort & Spa, a 304-room hotel with 113,000-square-foot casino, was subsequently constructed by Perini Building Company.  With its grand opening in 2004, the Morongo destination gaming resort became one of the largest tribal gaming facilities in the U.S.  The Morongo Indians had their start in the gaming business in 1983, when tribal members started a bingo hall.

 

The Morongo Indian Reservation was established in 1876, one of nine reservations created by a Presidential executive order of President Ulysses S. Grant.

 

 

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BtoB Destination Marketing – “New Awe for the Falls”

Cocov Destinations  |    Strategic marketing support to Cocov Destinations.   Work includes creation of company naming, marketing nomenclature, leasing brochure, and previsualization studies, for a portfolio of retail-entertainment developments in the Niagara Falls region of Ontario and New York state.   Work has included umbrella promotional taglines for the portfolio.

 

The previsualization studies of the planned development has included rapid-prototyping of overall project concepts, specific tenancies, public areas and gathering places, and vertical oganization approaches.

 

 

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CreativeCity Africa Film Studio

Conceptual design, feasibility, and pre-development plan for hybrid film/music studio on the Lekki peninsula in Lagos, Nigeria. Facilities to include soundstages, multi-faceted digital hub, production office space, and production company bungalows.  Additional facilities include destination attractions to provide critical mass to the development.

 

CreativeCity Africa film studio is part of the program for Lekki New Township under development on the Lekki peninsula, one of Nigeria’s mega-projects.

 

 

 

 

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Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Experiential programming and design for town center at CBMR.

 

Master plan and placemaking for retail-entertainment town center at Crested Butte Mountain Resort.

 

The ownership group of Crested Butte Mountain Resort planned the development of a town center place at the heart of its resort high in the Colorado Rockies. The town center was viewed as a competitive response to the increasingly competitive Colorado ski industry, which was in the midst of “amenity creep.”

 

Worked in collaboration with Owner, and the project architect, in examining various “Big Ideas” that would compel the place making at the town center. Guest programming was prepared, including a slate of event programming to provide signature times of year for the resort.

 

A major effort was made to identify and program for interstitial areas at the town center, to assure activity throughout the operating day and week. Given the relatively modest size of the market area outside of peak visitation seasons, providing for resident use of facilities, in this way, is always of great importance.

 

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