The next North 32nd Street renewed community meeting is October 22nd from 6:00-7:00pm at Shea Middle School Cafeteria.
The format will be as follows: The city staff will present the North 32nd St Renewal draft plan to residents and a question and answer opportunity after the presentation using comment cards. Copies of the draft plan are available here, or in a printer friendly version here.
For residents interested in getting involved with the vision of North 32nd Street you are encouraged to sign up for any of the three subcommittees: Design/ Branding, Transportation and Street Improvements, and land use.
In previous meetings community members participated in mapping exercises. They highlighted areas of the map, indicating what changes they would like in their neighborhood.
The 32nd Street and Shea Intersection has seen the most community interest since the working group was formed. With its southern location within the corridor, it serves as the gateway to North 32nd street. The results of the mapping exercise indicate that the community mostly favors redevelopment and change (color green). Support is indicated for the repurposing of the right-of-way- that could include simprovmnets such as resurfacing, bike lanes or additional landscaping.
Stability (red zone) are those areas that would stay as they currently exist, such as single family residential neighborhoods with an established density (dwelling units per acre) or restoration of existing buildings.
Retrofitting or repurposing (yellow zone) would include additional landscaping within the right of way or parking lot, adaptive reuse of structures or adding new buildings to vacant properties or parking lots at the same scale as surrounding neighborhoods.
Redevelop or change (green zone) meant a significant new development that would completely redevelop the site by changing the scale and increasing the density or daily traffic.