Based off research into the history and demographics of the neighborhood, surveying the residents, and working with residents during monthly neighborhood meetings, the students created five goal groups. These goal groups contain “initiatives” based off specific requests received from the residents at the first neighborhood meeting and in the surveys: specifically, what neighborhood improvements the residents said they would like, whether those were physical, social, economic or environmental improvements.
The action steps in each initiative came about through either the student’s innovation or by researching case studies. Each of these initiatives was thoroughly thought out, revised, and reviewed multiple times by all team members. A combination of photos and hand renderings were used to characterize the neighborhood and effectively communicate ideas to residents. The students welcome feedback from the community on each initiative.
The five goal groups are: