Monday, August 1, 2011
Tornado Recovery: Will they really listen? Not if we don't speak out!
Some people don’t want ANY new rental housing to be built to replace what is lost.. Is that what YOU want?
Some people want a supermarket built in the inner city. Do YOU like that idea?
Some people want more parks, more green space. How do YOU feel?
Some people want more businesses on Main St. but NOT a Big Box drugstore. How about YOU?
Make sure your voice is heard and attend these listening sessions? Need more info? Call Arise at 734-4948.
COMMITTEE'S NOTICE IN THE PAPER:
REBUILD SPRINGFIELD ADVISORY COMMITTEE SCHEDULES LISTENING TOURS
July 27, 2011 – In collaboration with the DevelopSpringfield and Springfield Redevelopment Authority’s Public/Private Partnership, the Rebuild Springfield Advisory Committee will be holding a Listening Tour during the month of August to hear from homeowners, residents and businesses about how they envision their neighborhoods to be rebuilt. This is a unique opportunity to improve upon the past and preserve the vital components of each neighborhood.
The tour is part of the overall Master Plan process and the Advisory Committee wants to ensure input has been solicited from each neighborhood in order to share it with the consulting firm that is ultimately chosen to prepare a master plan. Each neighborhood affected by the tornado is unique and has individual characteristics that should be preserved. The Advisory Committee realizes that an effective Master Plan must reflect the voices of the people and businesses that reside in each neighborhood. These meetings are an opportunity to ensure that everyone is part of the rebuilding process.
The tours are scheduled as follows:
August 2nd 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Milton Bradley School 22 Mulberry St.
August 5th 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. JC Williams Comm. Cntr 116 Florence St.
August 11th 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Greenleaf Comm. Center 1188 ½ Parker St.
August 16th 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Holy Cross Church 221 Plumtree Rd.