Dearest friends and neighbors,
Thank you to all the members of our community who came out to the River Road Corridor Study Workshop last week. We received great feedback, and can’t wait to see the report from the project team in March. A hearty welcome to those folks who have recently joined this conversation, and we hope that you’ll consider staying involved as the neighborhood plan progresses. To the neighbors who have been committed to this project, and to our community, for months and decades, thank you for your continued trust in our best intentions as we learn together.
What is the Corridor Study? It is an arm of the neighborhood planning process that dives into development and its potential along River Road, from the new transit station at Hunsaker to the Chambers Bridge. It focuses on options to plan for housing, commercial, gathering spaces, and transportation needs that the neighborhood plan envisions, and that our community has been working on for a long time.
Currently, the corridor is characterized by design from a broad mix of eras and an expectation of private vehicle dominance. The output of the Corridor Study will give the community concrete options for zoning that take our highest aspirations and encourage their becoming reality through the land use code.
If you’re curious about diving into the thick of a participatory, citizen-led planning process, consider joining a working group. We’ll be in touch again soon for next events and with more information.
Louisa and Kate
Community Advisory Committee Co-chairs