Kerridge is the new interim city manager hired early this year to streamline the city’s building permit processing. Under his Matrix program, teams of planners work with applicants even before the builders formally apply for city review. Now, Kerridge has Matrix Two, a system to identify sites in the city seen as prime for infill development by targeted business sectors.
Assigned departments will make sure sites get the zoning, street improvements, utilities and other public works an incoming business needs. The site will be packaged with any available redevelopment grants, and marketed.