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What does a planning process entail?
DCP and HPD are committed to an inclusive,
transparent planning process
that provides a variety of opportunities for public input, works to
consensus around key issues, and most importantly, responds to local
needs and goals. Throughout the process, we – meaning you, your
Community Boards, City Agencies, elected officials, local organizations –
together. For every neighborhood study, planners commit to thousands of
of research, interagency coordination, conversations, and events in the
In general, the neighborhood study proceeds in phases:
first, we listen and learn from one another to identify issues and
assets in the
area; then we come to consensus around goals
and a vision for the area and formulate strategies and recommendations
meet those goals. At the end of the process, we will have a local
neighborhood plan tailored to meet the needs of Southern Boulevard and
surrounding communities. The plan will provide a guide for capital
program delivery, land use actions, and local initiatives and will be
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. 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.
What happens to my feedback?
Your comments, ideas, and suggestions - whether you
contribute online or in person - will be compiled by the Southern
Neighborhood Study project team and shared with the public,
stakeholders, 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
Your participation is important so please sign up for our
mailing list to get regular updates and to learn about upcoming public
events.Note: The input collected through this site is
not considered official public comment on a city proposal. It is
the public scoping, public review and comment that occurs in the context
Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).