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Mining in Ghana

Ghana miningThe mining industry in Ghana is one of the leading contributors to the economy and the GDP. The gold and minerals industry is one of the country’s leading exporters.

The mining sector is an area of strong potential growth as there is still large amounts of gold and other minerals that are untapped.

The strategy for this sector centers around developing a large scale mining operation to produce minerals such as gold, iron ore and diamonds. Some of the produced minerals will be used to generate income, while others will be used to export key resources back to China and America.

Once operational and functional, the mining operation will be an income producing sector that will generate a potential high rate of returns. The strategy would be to establish large scale gold and iron ore operations in order to generate revenue and to collateralize current and future projects that are proposed. Establishing large scale mining operations take an initial financial commitment and time to explore and develop.

The ICP Group is implementing a dual strategy for mining in Ghana. Not only have we partnered with proven and experienced local miners in the country, we have also secured our own land and leases to develop. Our plan is to develop a large scale mining operation in the country.

Agriculture in Ghana

Agriculture in GhanaThe agriculture industry has historically been one of Ghana’s major contributors to the economy. The industry accounts for over one-third of the GDP and employs almost half of all workers.

In order to maximize crops and profits, there is important work that needs to be done in order to modernize the industry. This includes the use of improved technology, upgraded equipment, irrigation systems, and improved transportation.

While the agriculture industry is traditionally a strong performer, there is still strong potential to grow and evolve this industry even further.

Our purpose is to modernize and advance the agriculture industry through transportation improvements, environmental and technology enhancements designed to improve cost efficiency for the sector. The goal is to utilize the countries natural resources in order to advance the social and economic goals of Ghana and its strategic preferred partners.

The strategy is to use financing, management, technology, equipment and resources to maximize production and output throughout the agricultural sector with a particular focus on core cash crops. In addition, begin to explore utilizing additional staple crops that can be used to help fight poverty. The benefit is that a more strategic, efficient and modernized agriculture sector will have the ability to increase production at a potentially lower cost.
The ICP Group is active in developing and growing agriculture in Ghana. We have secured land and are currently working with local partners to grow our agriculture business in Ghana. We are continuing to develop new opportunities across the country.

Community Bank Reinvestment Program

Today, America’s community banking industry as a distribution system for liquidity injections within our society continues to face on-going challenges from the recent recession and downturn. This stems from political and corporate decisions that were implemented in the 1970s and continued through 2007 (i.e., TARP, technology, globalization, supply chain management, investor returns, savings and loan crisis, and the RMBS and CMBS products).
As a result, Americans are de facto encouraging and managing an unsustainable pricing model in real estate and banking that is threatening the recovery and expansion of the overall economy. The distribution system that evolves these two core industries forward year after year for American consumption is broken, clogged by real estate, and is in need of reform and organization.
The ICP Group in association with our affiliated partners have developed a custom solution that will put the community banks on a stronger path to recovery and is one that is sustainable. The ICP Group has formed strategic alliances with key partners to develop and implement the Community Bank Reinvestment Program.

We are a Washington, D.C. based asset management and investment firm focused on revitalizing and reforming the community-banking and real estate sectors. The ICP Group is comprised of a group of experienced and seasoned industry professionals who have come together with the sole purpose of resolving the critical issues facing the real estate and banking industries. We are a vertically integrated company that focuses on a strong infrastructure, leadership, and experienced partners to implement a scalable program that can make a significant impact on the health of the economy.
Our vision is to play an integral role in the reshaping, organization, and recovery of the two core industries in the United States: real estate and banking.

Our strategy is to implement a national program that provides a way for participating banks to sell off their toxic assets at current fair market value, while at the same time, getting a cash infusion that will not only offset the balance sheet loss, but will provide banks with a way to swap out government debt with private sector money.

Residential Housing, Accra, Ghana

Housing, Accra, GhanaThe ICP Group and its affiliated partners have developed a 10-year plan that will provide the capital the country of Ghana needs to grow and expand not only its infrastructure, but provides a financial platform to grow and develop the countries core industries such as real estate, agriculture, transportation, mining, and oil & gas. The funding will be used to advance all facets of life.
The pilot program will begin with the financing, management, equipment, collaboration (with the State Housing Authority), and construction of the 15,000 housing unit project in Kpone. The residential and commercial real estate industries are going through a period of growth and increased demand. Demand for affordable residential housing far exceeds supply. The disparity continues to grow. Currently the country is experiencing a 1.5 million unit housing deficit. A private sector solution is the most efficient and cost effective way to approach the current situation.

Ghana Housing Project in AccraAs the economy continues to grow, there is also increased demand for commercial development to keep up with the growth of the country. Current legislation under discussion in Ghana would reshape land ownership laws which result in even greater growth opportunities over the next 10 years.
The agenda is purposeful about economic and social advancement in Ghana as well as the rest of Africa. Our plan will make a significant impact on society through job creation, job training personal income growth, and tourism.

Since the last messaging on this topic, and noted in the pictures, the firm has received the approvals to construct an initial 6,000 homes, roughly a $260 million job from the leadership of Nsawam, Ghana. Upon the successes of this $260 million job, the firm will seek to solve the housing issues in Ghana, by constructing at 500,000 homes over the next 10 years.

 

Potomac Gardens, Washington, DC

Potomac GardensIn keeping with the 2016 election ideas for affordable housing in Ward 6, DC, and in America, here is our citizenship petition for reforming the $1 billion plus affordable housing industry in Washington, DC, specifically at Potomac Gardens (e.g., 1229 G St SE) and Hopkins.
In this end, ICP Partners INC, a non-profit organization that focuses on providing affordable assets in urban and emerging markets through the applications of real estate and infrastructure development assets such as Potomac Gardens and Hopkins, Carthagerea, petitioners at 1229 G Street SE, Capitol Hill residents, and various other Americans are creating and advancing the attached 300,000 plus petition at Change.org.
Potomac Gardens
Please join our efforts by signing thChange.org Petitione attached petition for reforming affordable housing in Washington, DC, etc, specifically at Potomac Gardens and Hopkins.

“Life begins with Loving Nature and Mankind”.

Here is the link to the petition. Let me know your thoughts. It is live and active.
Click here for petition
A half a century ago this year, the District of Columbia Housing Authority broke ground on a revolutionary project across thirteen blocks southeast of the United States Capital building called Potomas Gardens.
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Potomac Gardens BuildingsThe project is located at 1225 G Street SE, in Capitol Hill, Southeast, Washington, D.C. Fast forward to 2015, Potomac Gardens is in bad shape and in need of redevelopment. There has been talk for years about redeveloping Potomac Gardens but no one has been successful in their efforts. We believe we have the partners and the formula to make this a successful endeavor for the District of Columbia, area residents and our group.
The ICP Group’s vision and purpose throughout this time frame is to restore, increase, and advance the living, health, food, happiness, and production standards of all the citizens that live in Public housing in DC. To this end, and due to the lack of federal dollars for Public housing in DC and nationwide, we are requesting an immediate privatization of Potomac Gardens while using Potomac Gardens as a model for the entire DC portfolio of assets.
Potomac Garden close upWhile the area surrounding Potomac Gardens has evolved and deteriorated over the years, the history and heritage of what the development was supposed to be is still prevalent today. We want to recapture the community aspect while re-developing the concept, this time with a modern twist. The redevelopment of Potomac Gardens provides
the opportunity to create a mixed-use development that will not only cater to multiple cultures, but will once again create an identifiable landmark that will redefine the community and area. More importantly, the development will spur economic development, create new jobs, while providing housing opportunities to a wide range of socio-economic classes.

Our vision for Potomac Gardens is to create a mixed-use development that will include a combination of apartments, retail space, and parking. This wiPotomac Gardens Side Viewll be accomplished by creating the supply that meets the current market demand, including potential residential and commercial/retail space. The plan is to keep the residential community as affordable housing.
Our plan calls for a “live, work, play” concept in order to serve the needs of residents. Our plan calls for replacing the existing supply of 350 apartment units with a total supply of approximately 1,272 apartment units. The bottom floor will consist of approximately 90,000 square feet of retail space. The type of proposed retailers include restaurants, coffee shop, local market, copy center, fitness center and clothing stores.
Wherever possible, the development will utilize “green technology” to lessen the developments impact on the environment and the areas infrastructure.

The architectural design will stay true to the local community and surroundings, while putting a modern twist on it. Our architectural design will complement  the area while making it mainstream enough for all walks of life to enjoy. The idea is to transform the area into a modern cultural urban center that not only keeps the heritage and history of the area intact, but is also inviting and welcoming to the rest of the community, and city.

The local area will benefit from this community redevelopment through not only the economic impact of an increased tax base along with new job creation, but more importantly how the development will assist in reconnecting the area to its African American roots. Our group plans to stay active and involved in the local community during every step of the project from ground breaking to completion. We simply want to be strong corporate citizens as well as partners in the overall growth of the area.
The ICP Group and its affiliated partners have assembled some of the finest and most knowledgeable partners and consultants to help in the development and construction of this project.
The Potomac Gardens Project presents a tremendous opportunity to not only repair, but to begin to grow, strengthen and reshape the area surrounding the development. Just as it was a high profile and important project 50 years ago, it once again presents a high profile initiative and project that will help define the area for the next 50-years.

Potomac Parc, Washington, DC

Potomac ParcFor over eight years, the ICP Group (“ICP”) has been an integral part of the Washington, D.C. real estate market, particularly the Lower 8th Street SE, Barracks Row District. By employing key strategies for commercial real estate assets that are located in recovery and expansion secondary markets such as Capitol Hill, our firm has been committed to growing and developing a solution for the middle market consumer in the area.

The ICP Group is interested in expanding its current successful portfolio in the Potomac Parc area of Washington D.C. Our intent is to transform a six-block area which includes Squares 929, 930, 906, 907, 976, and 952 into a mixed-use development project that will add great value to the area in terms of housing units, hotel rooms, office space, retail, job creation and economic development. Each square will contain multiple buildings and uses in order to maximize the development.

The ICP Group and its affiliates are local developers who want to increase and advance the local commercial real estate market by being excellent at management, finance, quality, community as well as marketing, vision, and branding.

Vision for Potomc Parc

The vision and mission for the Capitol Hill section of Washington, DC – particularly the Lower 8th SE Barracks Row District – is built around creating commercial, residential, and multi-family real estate supply that the community can consume at a reasonable rate.

Our plan and vision is to develop the community/area and transform it into a “green modern community” focused on hometown, agricultural look/feel while maintaining and preserving the rich history of the area.

There is a growing demand (e.g., the Marine Corps and Navy Yard need) for additional commercial development that would accommodate their growing requirements for retail, office, residential, hospitality, entertainment, and parking venues that serve its combined population of 30,000 day and night time residents and commercial users. Our vision for Capital Hill incorporates the Hill’s historic aspects and appeal while creating both direct and indirect jobs in the area.

Using Capitol Hill’s history, the Firm has created an environment where avenues for this type of community-oriented commercial real estate development and consumption can thrive. As such, the firm has been instrumental in the push by neighborhood stakeholders during recent years to develop appropriate zoning that will allow this type of commercial real estate development on Lower 8th SE Barracks Row. Also, based on the efforts of the ICP Group, the community as well as local and governmental stake holders created a blue-print for all current and future zoning within the Potomac Parc thus helping to maintain and dictate market pricing for all assets within Potomac Parc Project.

The Potomac Parc Project is comprised of a number of assets located in the historical district of Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, referred to as Lower 8th SE Barracks Row.

The 801 Virginia Avenue and 816/820 Potomac Ave. assets represent 10 developable lots with a combined land area that is currently available for real estate supply creation. The Sites sit on the City’s ‘Square 930’ across the street to the north from the Washington Navy Yard, between 8th and 9th Streets, and are bordered by L Street to the North and Potomac Avenue to the South. And, 801 Virginia is located at 8th Street & Virginia Avenue and cornered by L Street and 9th Street SE roads.

Our plan for the district calls for over 1.7 Million square feet of commercial and residential development across the six square blocks. The mixed-use plan calls for at least 300 hotel rooms, apartment units, condominiums, office space, parking and retail development.