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Neighborhood Planning Meeting – BOULEVARD PARK Bethlehem Lutheran Church 388 E. Midlothian Blvd. Thursday, August 7th, 2008 7 – 8:30 p.m.

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1 Neighborhood Planning Meeting – BOULEVARD PARK Bethlehem Lutheran Church 388 E. Midlothian Blvd. Thursday, August 7th, – 8:30 p.m.

2 AGENDA 1.What is a Neighborhood Plan? –Future ideas –Todays issues –Youngstown 2010 Vision 2.Continued Commitment to Public Participation 3.Neighborhood Boundaries & Name 4.Neighborhood Planning –Assets & Issues 5.Next Steps

3 Defining Youngstowns role in the new regional economy Youngstown must align itself with the realities of the new regional economy A call to action An achievable and practical action-oriented plan to make things happen Improving Youngstowns image & enhancing quality of life Making Youngstown a healthier and better place to live and work Accepting that we are a smaller city Youngstown should strive to be a model of a sustainable mid-sized city Youngstown 2010 Vision

4 Public Participation Commitment

5 What is your favorite flavor of Ice Cream ? 1.Vanilla 2.Chocolate 3.Strawberry 4.Neapolitan 5.None of the Above

6 Citywide Neighborhood Map

7 Neighborhood Boundaries

8 Neighborhood Boundaries? 1.Agree 2.Disagree 3.Not Sure

9 Neighborhood Name ?

10 neighborhood name? 1.boulevard park 2.not sure

11 Code Enforcement Safety Housing Streetscape - Trash - Tree Assessment a. Median Conditions b. Tree Lawn Conditions - Crosswalks - Signage Historic Designation Midlothian Boulevard Marketing Neighborhood Group Assets & Issues

12 Targeted code enforcement Possible issues: high grass, loud noise, peeling paint, etc. Code Enforcement

13 Communicate with Police Dept. Communication among residents Targeted enforcement Safety

14 Housing: Abandoned Properties

15 Housing: Architectural Gems

16 Littering Need for neighborhood trash receptacles? Trash in Neighborhood

17 Trash Receptacle Locations

18 Trash cans on each street? 1.Agree, 6 per street 2.Agree, more cans 3.Agree, less cans 4.Disagree, no cans 5.Not Sure

19 Tree Assessment A. Median Conditions B. Tree Lawn Conditions

20 Median Conditions Mature trees Stumps Bare spots Inconsistency of plantings

21 Improved plant selection Hardier more disease-resistant plant cultivars Enhance median ends Improve lighting Create a plan for each median Proposal Created by Stephen Paris, resident of Boulevard Park Median Proposal

22 Fifth Avenue Median

23 Need Improvements to Medians? 1.Agree 2.Disagree (leave alone) 3.Not Sure

24 Tree Lawn Conditions Lack of consistency and continuity Varying conditions Tree lawn corner design?

25 Tree Lawn Design?

26 tree lawn design 1.concrete 2.brick 3.grass 4.landscaping 5.hard surface with planter

27 Crosswalks No Clear Designation

28 Crosswalks Clearly Defined Pedestrian Area Differentiation of Pavement Enhancement of Walking Experience Slow Down Drivers

29 Crosswalks in Boulevard Park?

30 Crosswalk Upgrades? 1.Agree (with final design decision later) 2.Disagree 3.Not Sure

31 Signage Conditions Over abundance of street signs Varying conditions of signs and poles Lack of entry gateway signs

32 Signage Conditions

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34 Signage Before After

35 Signage Repair and reduce street signs Introduce neighborhood signs Introduce historic designation signs

36 Signage Upgrades? 1.Agree (with final decision for gateway design later) 2.Disagree 3.Not Sure

37 Historic Designation National Register of Historic Places Marketing Publicity Increased value of homes Eligibility for certain tax provisions Federal grants for historic preservation

38 Apply for Historic District? 1.Agree 2.Disagree 3.Not Sure

39 Midlothian Boulevard Future Uses Current Zoning 2010 Future Land Use

40 Support 2010 Future Land Use? 1.Agree 2.Disagree 3.Not Sure

41 Marketing Neighborhood 2010 Website - profile American Bungalow Magazine Old House Journal This Old House National Trust for Historic Preservation Collective Marketing and For Sale Listings Etc.

42 Marketing Outlets

43 Boulevard Park Neighborhood Assoc. Continued leadership into the future…

44 Other comments/ questions? ?

45 Next Steps Collect Response Cards Another Neighborhood Meeting Soon –Review new designs & draft plan Approve Neighborhood Plan via Planning Commission & City Council

46 Contact Information Youngstown Planning Department City Hall Annex 9 West Front Street, 3rd Floor Youngstown, OH (f)


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