Economic Development Sunnyuber Public Housing Project

Economic Development: Sunnyuber Public Housing Project

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Economic Development: Sunnyuber Public Housing Project

Background of the Project

The Sunnyuber Public housing project is a housing project that was started in 2002 with an aiming of reducing the numbers of slums in San Francisco, California. The project sought to develop houses for close to 1,633 people who currently live in adverse housing conditions littered with trash and bottles. Even though the project will design temporary sources, they will help to deal with the geographic isolation, extreme poverty and the inadequacy of social services (Blakely, Edward and Leigh, 2010). The main mission of the San Francisco Housing Authority is to offer safe, sanitary, affordable and decent housing to low income families, persons with disabilities and senior citizens.

Review of the plan.

The process of developing the housing units in Sunnyuber is not different to the process documented by Blakeley and Leigh (2010) which offers discussion in relation to economic development. There are six main phases of their implication process including the gathering of data and analysis, selection of the construction strategy, selection of housing projects, developing action plan, specifying project details and the development plan preparation and implementation. The first stages relates to the preliminary phases of planning for the construction of the project (Blakely et al., 2010). The vision of the plan is to develop and implement housing units to support housing projects in Sunnyuber.

The planning phases of Blakely and Leigh (2010) model are similar to the model of planning used in Sunnyuber housing project. Thus, the short term and long-term assessments of the projects will be able to revise and promote the monitoring and evaluation of the frameworks. The planning strategies of Sunnyuber Housing Units are prepared to monitor and evaluate the frameworks for the plan and the reevaluation to track the projects and its associated impacts (Feser, 2014). The planning and preparations of plan offers project frameworks to enable the housing to track the impact of their efforts as well as the main areas of improvements. Finally, the two frameworks also help in understanding the changes, which could occur in the implementation of the Sunnyuber Housing Project.


Generally, both the frameworks are unique based on the approaches adopted. Understanding the Sunnyuber housing project plan is based on documents and its content, but the effects of projects implemented. The importance concern is to ensure the Sunnyuber housing projects appreciates the regulatory and policy guidelines within the operation and feasibility of projects. Moreover, the need to enhance direct commitment would require a better approach for short to long term planning for Sunnyuber housing projects. In spite of all, these projects should adhere to the housing needs and aspiration of the community and cities to resolve the housing unit problems.


Blakely, Edward J. and N. G. Leigh (2010). Planning local economic development: Theory and practice, fourth edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Feser, E. (2014). Planning local economic development in the emerging world order. Town Planning Review, 85(1), 19-38.