WHAT DO WE DO NEXT TO KEEP NORTHSIDE DIVERSE AND AFFORDABLE?

NORTHSIDE EQUITABLE DEVELOPMENT INTENSIVE

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A decade ago, Northside’s housing issues were vacancy, blight, absentee landlords and foreclosure. After years of hard work and planning, the pattern is shifting. Today, many Northsiders are concerned that successful new developments and a trend towards higher housing prices could make the community too costly for some neighbors.

Anticipating these questions, Northside Community Council sought assistance from the US EPA Office of Sustainable Communities to explore new tools for equitable development, a process for working together to create a stable neighborhood that meets the needs of all residents. This work builds on the 2014 Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update, a massive community planning effort in which Northsiders showed strong support for safe, accessible new and rehabbed housing affordable to all income levels, as well as continued growth of the independently owned businesses that make Northside’s business district unique.

The project team (Ollie Kroner, NCC president; Mati Senerchia, NCC board member; and Heather Sturgill, Northside-based community planner and consultant) has completed a comprehensive self-assessment in preparation for a two-day community listening session and implementation intensive August 24-25 (see sidebar). Please take a few minutes take the survey on page 7 and discuss your experiences, concerns, and preferences about change, growth, and making a home in Northside. Survey responses will be entered into a drawing for gift cards to Northside businesses. Thank you!

Please take a few minutes take the survey on page 7 of The Northsider print edition and discuss your experiences, concerns, and preferences about change, growth, and making a home in Northside. Survey responses will be entered into a drawing for gift cards to Northside businesses. Thank you!

Mati Senerchia
About Mati Senerchia (2 Articles)
Mati has been a Northside resident for eight years.

3 Comments on WHAT DO WE DO NEXT TO KEEP NORTHSIDE DIVERSE AND AFFORDABLE?

  1. Is there a digital version of the survey?

  2. northsider // August 6, 2015 at 2:23 pm // Reply

    Colin, thanks for asking. A digital version of the survey will be available Friday.

  3. Thanks for asking! You can take the survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8SDHGQV

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