On February 1, 2021, the Redevelopment Ready Communities (RRC) Team formally launched the next evolution of RRC: RRC 2.0. The updated structure and corresponding best practices are the result of significant input from communities and partners including surveys and feedback groups organized in partnership with the Michigan Municipal Executives . Updates also incorporated RRC's on-the-ground experience working directly with communities to incorporate the RRC Best Practices into local processes over the past several years.
RRC 2.0 consists of two major updates:
Over the coming months, RRC Planners will be transitioning communities from their current set of best practices to the 2.0 best practices. This will occur individually and factor in local considerations as needed. Our goal is to provide all communities (nearly 300!) with updated Trello boards by June 1, 2021 (with some exceptions). This is a major undertaking and RRC appreciates communities' patience with this transition.
For more information on RRC 2.0 and the transition, check out the links below. You may also contact the RRC Team directly. More resources will be added as needs are identified.
Frequently Asked Questions (more coming soon)
Great question! There are a number of ways the two levels differ, including focus area, applicable best practices, maintenance, and benefits. The RRC Best Practice Handbook includes details but below is a quick summary:
Applicable Best Practices
Both levels are valid for three years before needing to be renewed. During that time, there are also annual updates, depending on level to ensure the best practices continue to be implemented.
All RRC communities have access to general RRC support including an assigned Planner, RRC Library, training opportunities and more. Differences between the levels exist in the following: