Plan F Solutions has developed over $50 million in real estate over the last decade. We have worked on complicated projects including mixed-use developments, historic rehab, commercial redevelopment, land development, multifamily rehab and single family homeownership projects. AND many of these projects have a specific arts focus! Click the button below to learn more:
Communities across the country are discovering the incredible power that is unlocked when the arts are connected with traditional community development. Staff from Plan F Solutions have deployed over 200 artist projects in response to neighborhood concerns including safety, youth engagement, small business retention, blight reduction, participatory budgeting, community health, and neighborhood history.
Well over 10,000 participants engaged in these arts-based community development activities, with significant media coverage accordingly. With such a vast array of experiences, Plan F Solutions is able to easily manage the logistics, marketing and other organizational challenges that can come with short-term arts and culture activities. Click the button below to learn more:
Being your own boss. Bringing your talents to market. Growing the economy. There are a lot of great reasons to start your own business. But starting off is really scary and, of course, there are often bumps along the way after opening. Plan F Solutions has helped over 50 small enterprises launch or grow their business and we can help you too. Click the button below to learn more:
There is nothing more rewarding at the end of a productive day than knowing that your work made a difference in the lives of others. Nonprofits tackle the most difficult challenges facing society and have great results to show for it! But nonprofit work is unrelenting and stressful. It is easy to get burned out.
The demands placed on nonprofits rarely match operational resources available to fulfill their missions. We are here to help! Click the button below to learn more:
Plan F Solutions is a consulting company launched by Brian A. Friedman.
Mr. Friedman has over 20 years of community development experience working in low to moderate income communities primarily in the Northeast Ohio region.
Over the last ten years, Mr. Friedman has developed and implemented programs to increase commercial and residential investment in the mixed income, mixed race neighborhood of Collinwood located in Cleveland Ohio. A significant success that Mr. Friedman led is the redevelopment of the Waterloo Business District from a 40% vacant urban commercial corridor into a regional arts and entertainment district with a 6% vacancy rate. Mr. Friedman raised over $9 million in public and philanthropic support to move this initiative forward.
What is unique about this transformation is that this journey transformed the organization’s efforts from traditional community development activities into a focused data-driven creative placemaking effort drawing significant recognition from across the country. There were several components of this overall community revitalization strategy. Mr. Friedman led several residential redevelopment initiatives as well as launched an intergenerational charter school in an effort to retain the young artistic families that were attracted to the neighborhood’s rise.
Mr. Friedman brings significant experiences in creative placemaking, nonprofit management, real estate development, arts and culture, urban education, as well as other key related sub areas to Plan F Solutions. With growing interest for Mr. Friedman’s assistance in various housing, arts and business development initiatives nationwide, he exited this nonprofit leadership role and launched Plan F Solutions.
In addition to Mr. Friedman’s community development experience, Mr. Friedman was a Budget/Policy Analyst at the Legislative Budget Office for the State of Ohio General Assembly. Brian A. Friedman is a graduate of both The College of Wooster and The Ohio State University.
Plan F Solutions creates results.
Since our inception, Plan F Solutions is proud to have assisted many private businesses and nonprofit organization including:
Lakeshore Intergenerational School
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
Near West Intergenerational School
NeighborWorks Collaborative of Ohio
Ohio CDC Association
Ohio Citizens for the Arts
Praxis Fiber Workshop
Spire + Base
The Intergenerational School
Community Partnership for Arts & Culture (CPAC)
Youngstown State University
Advanced Spinal Care Center
Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Activities League
Alameda County Sheriffs’ Office
Beth Israel – The West Temple
Calvin Center for the Arts
Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD)
Community Partnership for Arts & Culture (CPAC)
Cook Inlet Housing Authority
Economic Action Group
The Enterprise Center
Family Intergenerational Daycare
Franklinton Urban Empowerment Lab
Helping Hands Daycare
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