CSI'S INNOVATION LAB
WE BRING A SMARTER APPROACH,
ASTONISHING TOOLS + TOP EXPERTS
TO HELP ALL NORTHWEST COMMUNITIES SUCCEED
WE HELP COMMUNITIES
MAKE INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS GO FURTHER
The CSI Innovation Lab is part of our non-profit work - through it we bring a unique and effective value planning approach, top experts + services to communities that have pressing infrastructure needs on the horizon.
We guide communities so they prioritize the right projects, get more bang for their buck, plan smarter and design a successful financing strategy.
Contact us to learn more - we're happy to see how we can support your community.
OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
ENJOY BETTER ROI
ON THEIR INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS
The City was failing to meet levels of service for its busy Fones Road corridor. But, instead of embracing the nearly $20 million conventional engineering approach to widen the road, the City worked with CSI to identify alternative approaches that could affordably meet the needs for multi-modal transportation in ways that better serve the City’s economic, environmental and livability goals.
The resulting plan reduces the cost of the project by millions and supports these goals.
Using CSI’s Innovation Lab Value Planning process, stakeholders were able to identify ways to decrease the number of travel lanes required for the Fones Road right-of-way improvements, while also supporting improved truck mobility for industry and create a safer strategy for pedestrians and bicycles that also use the corridor.
In a nutshell: the City turned an expensive, but run-of-the-mill, transportation project into one that added community value at a lower cost.
Now, the City is diving into a more detailed design to move the project forward while staying aligned to their innovative vision. City leaders were energized by this value planning experience and hope to apply it to other infrastructure areas of City work.
"As a big picture thinking approach, this process was outstanding. It gave us a deeper understanding of the assets of the corridor and a pathway to develop future opportunities for community and parks. I would recommend the Value Planning process to planners and communities who need an inspired, innovative approach to their complex infrastructure or development projects."
Rich Hoey, Director of Public Works, Olympia, WA