Since 2005, NPTAO has partnered with the Teesto Chapter, Navajo Nation, by providing funding and expertise to supply the Chapter CLUP (Certified Land Use Planning) Committee with renderings of a "dream community," representing rehabilitation of the Chapter's basic infrastructure and moving the difficult land withdrawal process to the next level - community vote (the first and most difficult and critical phase in the Navajo economic development process). The most recent renderings, developed by graphic artist Jeff Del Nero can be viewed here.
Complimentary to the community development aspect of our work there, we developed a feasibility study of the potential for a gas station/convenience store and tourism/cultural center along the well-traveled (but amenities-deficient) route between Winslow, Arizona, and the Hopi Tribe at the crossroads of State Highways 87 and 264. We are now developing preliminary renderings for a commercial site along State Highway 87, which will include elements gleaned form the community's land use planning process. View renderings by Jeff Del Nero here.