Melissa unveils improvements to online development dashboard

staff reports
The dashboard was initially released in Feb. 2020 gives information about Melissa to real estate brokers, builders, developers, commercial real estate professionals, corporate relocation experts, and other interested parties.

Melissa officials announced Tuesday that they had completed upgrades to the Melissa Development Dashboard. They say that this should make the online search tool an “invaluable” part of the city’s outreach to developers and residents seeking local information. 

The dashboard was initially released in Feb. 2020 on the official Melissa website. It contains detailed information on growth and development including the status of residential and commercial projects. There is also demographic information and other useful data points. 

“The improved Melissa Development Dashboard is truly a must for anyone wishing to learn more about any and all aspects of growth and development in Melissa,” Development Services Director Tyler Brewer says. “Using the navigation tabs, real estate brokers, builders, developers, commercial real estate professionals, corporate relocation experts, and other interested parties can easily and quickly obtain critical information about Melissa.”  

Newly added features include the ability to see residential and commercial development trends.  Corporate planners can use this tool to guide their decisions on corporate sites, community concentrations and emerging residential growth. Current information on developments under construction or scheduled to start soon are now more easily searchable. 

“The latest iteration of the dashboard is a major improvement from the initial version, but we will nevertheless continue to add information and refine it,” Brewer said. “Our goal is two-fold. First, we want to assist corporate and residential developers make productive and profitable decisions. And, just as importantly, we want to provide our residents information on their community, how it is growing, changing and evolving.”