Where are we in the study process?

    The Southern Boulevard Neighborhood Study process engages community residents, stakeholders, elected officials and city agencies in a public process that results in a broad neighborhood plan. We are currently in the early Listen and Learn phase of the study process. Your feedback and input are so important as the information gathered now will help influence the plan's visions, goals, and recommendations later on in the process.

    This fall, you will have the opportunity to come together with your neighbors for an open house event to work collaboratively with local stakeholders, elected officials and city agencies. DCP and other city agencies, such as Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and Small Business Services (SBS), will be there to share topic-focused data and report back to you about what we’ve heard so far through our outreach, tabling, small group discussions, online tools, and surveys. At each topic-focused station, we invite you to give us feedback on the data and community input and begin drafting goals. We would also like to hear about your level of interest in continuing the conversation through future topic-focused workshops or discussions in order to begin collectively developing goals and strategies for the plan itself. For example, deep-dive conversations could be centered around the preservation of affordable housing, access to parks and public spaces, creating jobs and supporting local businesses, improving health and community services, and promoting local arts & culture.

    What kind of community input are you looking for?

    At different phases of the planning process, as we engage in-person in the community, relevant online engagement tools will become available on the site. At this stage specifically, we are looking to identify issues and needs, opportunities for improvements, and community assets.

    The “Quick Poll” gives you the opportunity to tell us what you think is most important to address through the study.

    Additionally, the Map Tool allows you to identify community needs or opportunities on a map and learn about your neighbors’ ideas.

    Finally, the Community Survey provides an opportunity to gather information on a variety of topics such as housing, parks, transportation, shopping, and community services. The Survey was developed with feedback and input from local community organizations and released in November 2016.

    Check back soon for more tools and forums to provide input and feedback!

    I rarely use the internet. Will I miss out on having my say?

    These online tools are intended to complement, not replace, existing in-person activities during the process. Participating in public events, public workshops, surveys, focus groups, and small-group discussions are just some ways that you will be able to share additional viewpoints. Outreach will also be conducted in English and Spanish.

    Your participation is important so please sign up for our mailing list to get regular updates and to learn about upcoming public events. A public open house and visioning session is expected in fall 2017.

    What happens to my feedback?

    Your comments, ideas, and suggestions - whether you contribute online or in person - will be compiled by the Southern Boulevard Neighborhood Study project team and shared with the public, the Planning Partners, and city agencies as part of public events. This is a chance for you to share with your communities and contribute to visions and goals together.

    Your participation is important so please sign up for our mailing list to get regular updates and to learn about upcoming public events. A public open house and visioning session is expected in fall 2017.

    Note: The input collected through this site is not considered official public comment on a city proposal. It is separate from the public scoping, public review and comment that occurs in the context of the Uniform Land Use Review Process (ULURP).