The term “healthy connected neighborhoods” is a consolidation of common themes found in the many community vision statements, discussions and plans that have occurred over the last decades.
Goals and objectives that make a community healthy and connected include:
- Residents have safe and adequate means to connect with their neighbors, schools, community programs, local stores and services.
- Walkways through parks and commercial areas are lighted and welcoming.
- Crosswalks are provided to allow easier access to all businesses/services/other neighborhoods.
- Sidewalks/pathways connecting neighborhoods to schools, businesses and services are complete and usable.
- Local transit services/stops adequately connect the community neighborhoods to their community commercial and service core.
- Local community services and activities geared toward youth, seniors or special needs populations are provided.
- Local ownership and interest in housing, property and home ownership is pursued and commonplace.
- Community members feel safe and comfortable in their homes, streets and other places they need to go.
- Community members recognize and avoid problems with residential displacement due to income/affordability issues that can come with new growth and development.
- Access to healthier food, healthcare and recreation choices are convenient and affordable.
- Dilapidated or blighted housing, structures and properties are fixed in an equitable, innovative and collaborative way.
- Structures and land uses that are detrimental to the health and appearance of the community are avoided and removed.
Make your voice heard
- In each of the four sections below, please select the three projects that you think are the most important and should be done first.
- Then, when you’ve read through all of the projects, go back through and select your favorite two out of all of the projects on this page.
We’ll use the valuable feedback that you give us to help drive the campaign forward, and help build Skyway/West Hill.