Questions? Contact:

Kerry Reeds or

Matthew Adair

(614) 221-5001

Thursday, May 9, 2019
COMMUNITY MEETING

At the May 9 community meeting, participants discussed results from the April 11 meeting and heard announcements from a few community stakeholders. 

The first activity was an individual safety mapping exercise in which people marked three spots on the map where they feel most safe and three spots where they feel least safe in the neighborhood.

Next, we discussed the Preliminary Objectives as a group and heard feedback from participants. The objectives are listed here:

PRELIMINARY OBJECTIVES

Health & Recreation

  • Improve conditions, amenities, and availability at parks and community centers
     

  • Address the impact of substance abuse on family and community
     

  • Increase access to mental, physical, and financial wellness opportunities.

Education

  • Position schools as community hubs
     

  • Expand on-site wraparound services
     

  • Increase pre-K enrollment and improve childcare availability.

Employment & Income

  • Create pipeline to vocations from education and training programs
     

  • Encourage higher wages
     

  • Consider innovative concepts like wealth-building and worker-owned businesses.

Business

  • Reinforce and strengthen key gateways into the neighborhood
     

  • Consider incentives to re-use existing structures and locate in historic business district
     

  • Support customer access and positive impressions of the corridors

Mobility

  • Prioritize active mobility
     

  • Address hazardous vehicle behavior
     

  • Improve access to employment centers

Safety

  • Focus on prevention by investing in people
     

  • Tackle physical environment attributes that contribute to criminal activity
     

  • Expand proactive and community policing

Quality

  • Property management and maintenance
     

  • Incentivize rehabilitation and renovation of rental properties
     

  • Use carrot and stick approach to proactive code enforcement

 

Mixed-Income & Affordability

  • Offer a variety of housing at levels affordable to multiple income incomes
     

  • Focus housing investment in strategic areas
     

  • Reduce barriers to development

Homeownership

  • Improve financial capacity for current and prospective homebuyers
     

  • Support a culture of shared homeowner prosperity to build community pride
     

  • Enhance and add amenities to draw new homebuyers

SAFETY MAPPING EXERCISE

To learn more about where people feel safe and unsafe, we asked participants to mark their top three "safest" locations and top three "most unsafe" locations on an area map. We digitized these sticker locations and assigned three transparency values to correspond with the rankings indicated on each sticker (1=75% transparent, 2=50%, and 3=25%). This allows the higher priority locations to appear darker in the illustration.

Take a look at the results below!

WHERE DO YOU FEEL MOST SAFE?

WHERE DO YOU FEEL LEAST SAFE?