Presentation on theme: "Neighborhood Planning Meeting – BOULEVARD PARK Bethlehem Lutheran Church 388 E. Midlothian Blvd. Thursday, August 7th, 2008 7 – 8:30 p.m."— Presentation transcript:
Neighborhood Planning Meeting – BOULEVARD PARK Bethlehem Lutheran Church 388 E. Midlothian Blvd. Thursday, August 7th, – 8:30 p.m.
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
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
Public Participation Commitment
What is your favorite flavor of Ice Cream ? 1.Vanilla 2.Chocolate 3.Strawberry 4.Neapolitan 5.None of the Above
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
Targeted code enforcement Possible issues: high grass, loud noise, peeling paint, etc. Code Enforcement
Communicate with Police Dept. Communication among residents Targeted enforcement Safety
Housing: Abandoned Properties
Housing: Architectural Gems
Littering Need for neighborhood trash receptacles? Trash in Neighborhood
Trash Receptacle Locations
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
Tree Assessment A. Median Conditions B. Tree Lawn Conditions
Median Conditions Mature trees Stumps Bare spots Inconsistency of plantings
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
Fifth Avenue Median
Need Improvements to Medians? 1.Agree 2.Disagree (leave alone) 3.Not Sure
Tree Lawn Conditions Lack of consistency and continuity Varying conditions Tree lawn corner design?
Tree Lawn Design?
tree lawn design 1.concrete 2.brick 3.grass 4.landscaping 5.hard surface with planter
Crosswalks No Clear Designation
Crosswalks Clearly Defined Pedestrian Area Differentiation of Pavement Enhancement of Walking Experience Slow Down Drivers