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Guided by principles of "equal footing"

The Changing Ground Project is a pilot housing and community development initiative that builds community wealth for property owners while creating opportunities for investors through land readjustment. The objective is to transform low-density areas into economically stronger, more prosperous mixed-use neighborhoods for the benefit of the community.


Guided by principles of "equal footing" (pari passu lat.) The initiative is an independent facilitator of land readjustment strategies that coordinates professional market reviews, massing studies, and community workshops to assess the viability of the land readjustment process. Our Board of Advisors includes established urban planning practitioners and scholars, while our professional team is comprised of experienced real estate development and design professionals with strong local knowledge. The team has a hands-on approach to community development that identifies equitable land ownership strategies addressing a range of urban issues from income inequality and a lack of affordable housing to the overuse of automobiles as well as other environmental concerns. 

The Changing Ground Project is fiscally sponsored by FJC, a 501c3 public charity. As such, all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.



Andrea Jandricek



Dean Mencius 

Finance and Operations Officer


Finance Affiliate

Jeremey Newberg

Capital Access, Inc.


Finance Affiliate

Grant Johnson
Director, Development and Operations

Capital Access, Inc.


Design Partner

Brett Kratzer
CEO | Design Principal

Reztark Design Studio


Design Partner

Dean Lutton 
Principal |
Director of Operations

Reztark Design Studio

Design Partner

Jennifer Kelley 

Reztark Design Studio


Evangelia Balla, Urban and Regional Planner, Land Policy Advisor, Researcher at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geoinformation Management (ITC), University of Twente

Nicholas D. Bloom, PhD, Director, Master in Urban Planning Program, Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, Hunter College, City University of New York 

Angela Brooks, AICP, Development Manager, Chicago Housing Authority 

Yu Hung Hong, PhD, Research Associate and former Director of Samuel Tak Lee MIT Real Estate Entrepreneurship Laboratory, MIT
Andrew Jakabovics, VP, Policy Development, Enterprise Community Partners

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