Many CLTs contribute to community development beyond providing permanently affordable housing. Below are resources for CLTs and others on commercial development including information and analysis of non-residential projects conducted by CLTs, considerations for CLTs evaluating the feasibility of these projects and training materials from recent courses.
This webinar discusses how to use the community land trust model to develop commercial properties and buildings. Three community land trusts share how they use the community land trust model in their economic development work.
Powerpoint slides from a course taught at the 2012 National CLT Conference in Burlington, VT by Amy Demetrowitz and Michael Monte.
Powerpoint slides from a course taught at the 2012 National CLT Conference in Burlington, VT by Mike Brown and Selina Mack.
Written Materials & Publications
CLT TECHNICAL MANUAL- Chapter 16. Edited by Kirby White. (2011). National Community Land Trust Network.
WORKING PAPER: Kris Wernstedt & Jennifer Hanson. (2006). Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (working paper WP06KW1). Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
One-page case studies of CLTs involved in agricultural and commercial projects.
CLTs Go Commercial: The Idea of Turning the CLT Model Into an Economic Development Tool is Attracting Growing Interest, But There Are Still a Lot of Unanswered Questions About How It Would Work
REPORT: Greater Frogtown Community Development Corporation, Rondo Community Land Trust, Donjek, Inc. (June, 2012). McKnight Foundation.
WORKING PAPER: Greg Rosenberg & Jeffrey Yuen. (April, 2013). Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (Working Paper WP13GR1). Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.