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hilltop community plan DISCUSSION WORKBOOK

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

DECEMBER 2018

DEPARTMENT OF NEIGHBORHOODS


agenda T H U R S DAY, D E C . 1 3 NEXT MEETING THURSDAY, JAN. 10

KEY TERMS

ENJOY DINNER & MEET NEIGHBORS!

HILLTOP COMMUNITY PLAN The Hilltop Community Plan will engage neighbors and stakeholders to understand the opportunities and challenges facing the Hilltop. Recommendations in the plan will focus on people, place, and housing.

6:00PM Dinner! Grab some food and make conversation for a bit.

WHAT IS A COMMUNITY PLAN? A framework for the future physical and social investments of an area that relies on guidance from residents and stakeholders of the community in decision-making processes. Community planning relies upon an unwavering commitment to transparency. Our approach to community engagement is based on inclusion and consistent communication with residents—like you!

6:20PM Individual Activity: Cause & Effect Take some time to think about all sides of an

THE NEIGHBORHOOD DESIGN CENTER The Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) is a non-profit founded in 1982 to serve six corridors. We believe that great design is a right, not a privilege. 1

6:10PM Welcome

Kerry Reeds and Matthew Adair The Neighborhood Design Center

6:15PM

Discuss Nov. 8 Meeting

Results from the Hilltop 2038 exercise Results from parcel re-use group activity Results from the pre-K survey

issue. What causes something, and what are its effects? Solutions can tackle either side of the issue—or both!

6:40PM Group Activity: SWOT Analysis Let’s split into two or three groups and talk

about the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats facing the HIlltop community.

7:35PM Group Report Out One group reports on S, another on W, another

on O, and another on T! (If there are enough groups)

7:45PM

Raffle drawing!*

THANK YOU!

Thank you for coming, and being part of the Hilltop Community Plan! Please encourage your friends and neighbors to attend future events. *Must arrive by 6:30pm to receive a raffle ticket.

614.221.5001

hilltop@columbusndc.org

envisionhilltop.com


focus area

north of mound west of I-70 south of RR tracks east of Roys/Hague 2.99 square miles Pop. 1960: 32,279 Pop. 2016: 19,980*

Valleyview

ODOT WEST BROAD ST.

Greenlawn Cemetery

T. DS UN MO

visit the plan online: envisionhilltop.com

select data M BUS

11%

$26K O

$63K $132K

S CU

43%

$47K

• see event results • share your ideas • stay informed

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O

S CU

29%

1940

U

median gross rent

M BUS

median year built

F

CO L

F

O

BUS UM

BUS

% of income spent on rent

median owner-occupied home value S CU

UM

M BUS

1976

O

CU

S

F

28%

U

CO L

F

O

S CU

S

• learn Hilltop history

$805

UM

BUS

$856

at least 30% income on rent O

F

less than H.S. diploma

CU

CO L

21%

O

CO L

BUS

CO L

43%

UM

F

S

CO L

CU

F

O

median household income

F

below poverty

• contribute to the community map

CO L

Westgate Park

I-70

E. T AV IVAN SULL

CU

S

53%

*1960 census tracts used: 44, 45, 47, 48, and 49. 2016 census tracts used: 45, 47, 48.1, 48.2. and 49

UM

BUS

CO L

HAGUE AVE.

WILSON RD.

Franklinton

45% 2


event results September 24 | Coin Count Results

The voting station at the Sept. 24 event allowed residents to distribute coins among the categories matching their personal priorities. The results help us understand what services/amenities are most important in your community.

100

110 97

80

96

60

69

60

40 20

40 33

Employment/ Income

Housing

Police/Fire

Retail/ Shopping

Education

31

Health Transportation Recreation

October 11 | Statement Priority Group Exercise Residents split into two groups per category—People, Place, and Home—to discuss which resident-submitted issues were most important to them. Each group distributed twenty coins among four categories to indicate priority level. PEOPLE Health A • Address social determinants of health Health B • Foster collaboration with residents, business, organizations, places, form a stronger sense of community. Education A • Align social services & resources better for people w/ needs Education B • Trade schools Employment A • Transportation to job/training Employment B • Increase in local businesses on Broad St. Income A • More econ. development Income B • Push commercial property owners to fix and lease properties

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PLACE Business A • The Hilltop needs a signature destination spot, restaurant/bar like Franklinton has. Business B • Neighborhood clean-up. Safety A • Crime: Prostitution, domestic violence, gang activity, and drugs Safety B • Crime: Prostitution, domestic violence, gang activity, and drugs Mobility A • Better transportation options Mobility B • Increase access to health resources, education, and employment Recreation A • More program(s) and activities for kids and young adults Recreation B • More program(s) and activities for kids and young adults

HOME Mixed-Income A • Rehabilitate existing housing (not historic). Mixed-Income B • Rehabilitate existing housing Quality A • More code enforcement for bad landlords Quality B • Fund for code enforcement for senior & owner-occupied residences to bring older homes up to code Affordability A • Repair/maintain seniors’ homes Affordability B • Partnership with Habitat for Humanity to create low-cost housing opportunities using existing housing Homeownership A • Help seniors maintain homes Homeownership B • Incentives for owner-occupied purchase/maintenance


October 11 | Individual Mapping Investment Exercise We asked participants to mark on a map which areas they would like to see investment—with yellow strips for residential and red for retail/commercial. The heat maps below display the combined results from 61 completed maps. The darker the box is, the more people marked it. These results will help guide plan recommendations. RETAIL INVESTMENT MAP The areas that received the most recommendation from residents were W. Broad St. between Wheatland & Ricahardson, and on Sullivant Avenue between Highland and Terrace. In general, most of the W. Broad and Sullivant corridors were of concern to residents.

HOUSING INVESTMENT MAP According to participants, the area in highest need of housing investment is between W. Broad and Olive St. from Richardson to Wayne Avenue, as well as near the intersection of Wayne and Palmetto St. As expected, recommended housing investment is less concentrated than retail investment.

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event results

November 8 | Hilltop Vision 2038 Independent Activity Participants were asked to imagine leaving the Hilltop for 20 years, and returning in 2038. What would the challenges and successes of the Hilltop be in 2038? Below are the top answers by category. Key themes: Housing affordability and resident displacement; condition of homes, including litter and trash as well as maintenance and aesthetic appeal; followed by an availability of retail and business amenities for residents. Full results are online.

CHALLENGES

20

SUCCESSES

15

PEOPLE

10 10

0

9

8

5

8

8

Retail/ Business

Healthcare

6

Employment/ Income

Affordability/ Displacement

Retail/ Business

Employment/ Income

CHALLENGES

20

SUCCESSES

15

P L AC E

10

10

5 0

7

Property Conditions

5

Crime

Retail/ Business

Property Conditions

CHALLENGES

20 15

5

8

8

Retail/ Business

Mobility/ Safety

SUCCESSES 20

19 17

HOME

10 5

10 6

3

0 5

Affordability/ Displacement

Property Cultural Diversity/ Conditions Interaction

Affordability/ Displacement

Property Cultural Diversity/ Conditions Interaction


November 8 | Parcel Re-Use Group Exercise Participants were asked to work in groups to select their preferred uses for vacant and/or underutilized parcels in the Hilltop focus area. The suggestions for each site are listed below. These results show that many neighbors want basic amenities like shopping, grocery, pharmacies, and laundry. Green space is also important, as is fostering diversity. Site 1

Site 2

Site 3

Site 4

Site 5

Site 6

Site 7

Site 8

Mixed-Use

0

0

6

2

0

0

0

0

Residential

2

0

0

0

7

1

2

9

Non-residential

16

16

7

17

3

9

10

6

SULLIVANT & BURGESS

1

• Childcare/adult • Medical education • Grocery • Learning garden • Multi-family, • Public art mixed-income • Cafe/coffee

130 S. HARRIS AVE.

5

SULLIVANT & WHEATLAND • • • •

2

Restaurant/cafe Park Food trucks Performance space

• Community/ senior space • Butcher/produce • Grocery/Target • Laundromat

605 CLARK AVE.

6

BROAD & POWELL

3

• • • • •

Grocery Deli Coffee shop Laundromat Multi-family

• Mixed-use • Pharmacy • Affordable senior living • Offices

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Restaurant/diner Coffee shop Grocery/deli Pharmacy Public art

• • • •

• Greenspace • Solar array • Park/playground • Side-yards • Garden/ • Affordable stormwater single-family basin homeownership • Parking

HARRIS & OLIVE

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BROAD & OAKLEY • • • • •

• Single-family • Playground/ homeownership picnic shelter (affordable and • Multi-family market rate) homeownership, • Community affordable garden/park

• Community garden • Single-family rental or ownership, affordable

• Public art • Performance space • Rain garden • Learning garden

OAKLEY & SHERIDAN

Laundry Senior center Adult edu. Mixed-use

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November 8 | Pre-K Center Survey

• Multi-family homeownership • Park/garden/ urban agri. • Mixed-use: park and homes • Off-grid tiny

home village • Community center • Multi-family townhomes • Senior living • Mixed-income

Participants responded to a brief survey about a potential Pre-K center for the Hilltop neighborhood being led by the City of Columbus. The idea is to bring more high-quality Pre-K slots to the neighborhood so children can be prepared when they enter Kindergarten. In addition to services for children, there could also be services for adults/families and for the community as a whole. Participants ranked how much they agree with the necessity of other services: Services for Youth: • Mentoring, 78% • After-school programs, 76% • Mental/behavioral health, 69%

Services to Support Families: • Childcare, 70% • Parenting classes, 67% • Workforce development, 66%

Community Based Services: • Drug use and support for addiction, 80% • Homeless services, 66%

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what you’ve said rm PEOPLE

Health • Drugs • Infant mortality • Crime • Mental health • Domestic violence • Transportation to services • Resource awareness

Education • Community involvement in schools • Parent engagement • Community engagement

P L AC E

HOME

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Business • Trash and litter • Streetscape • Parking • Need restaurants • Local stores • Worker-owned co-op Safety • Proactive policing • Police on bikes • Crime • Street lighting • Cameras Mixed-Income & Affordability • Build higher • More senior/low-income housing • Rehab. historic housing • More apartments/condos • Create districts, smaller neighborhoods • Land trust properties • Property tax supports • Homebuying options for working families and medium-incomes Quality • Home repair/maintenance support • Aging in place • Code enforcement

• • •

Communication Life skills Trade school

Employment & Income • Transportation • Barrier removal • Local businesses and jobs • Training programs • Communication • Homeless resources • Economic development • Tax incentives • • •

Sidewalks Speeding Bus shelters

Mobility & Recreation • Business parking • Bus routes/shelters • Food/bike infrastructure • Speeding • Access for elderly/disabled • Fix one-way streets • Pool, dog park, libraries, baseball • Senior programs • Promote Camp Chase trail • • • •

Flooding issues More street trees Block watches/cameras Creative use of vacant lots

Homeownership • Help w/ property care • First-time buyer assistance • Rehab. historic housing • Create attractions/amenities to draw new homebuyers • Home maintenance resources • Tax abatements for home improvement • Financial coaching classes


identify problems trash in alleys

speeding unsafe to bike no grocery addiction crime crumbling sidewalks lack of bus shelters vacant land housing affordability LItter infant mortality Lack of Parking jobs for abandoned restored citizens houses unsafe walking lack of restaurants unsafe in lack of local stores wheelchair conditions access to difficulty communicating domestic lack of parent engagement violence healthcare senior isolation lack of community involvement gun sex work a m u a violence tr How do we move toward identifying solutions? 8


rmplan principles (proposed) PEOPLE

P L AC E

HOME

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Health People deserve access to highquality physical and emotional healthcare, from addiction and rehabilitation services to basic primary care.

Education Children should be prepared for living wage jobs in emerging industries by integrating workforce development with academic experience.

Business The Hilltop should be attractive to a variety of businesses that will help create a diverse ecosystem of amenities and economic activity for the neighborhood.

Employment & Income Finding accessible living wage employment should be achievable for working adults, while job retention and career progress should be assisted by social service interventions.

Mobility & Recreation People should be able to safely and efficiently access other parts of the city and recreational amenities should be widely available nearby.

Safety Neighbors should feel safe in their homes and exploring the neighborhood, both from interpersonal violence and environmental hazards.

Mixed-Income & Affordability The Hilltop should be home for a range of income levels, while staying true to its heritage as a working-class residential area. Quality Housing in the neighborhood should be safe inside and out, as well as aesthetically appealing.

Homeownership Neighbors should be empowered to buy their homes as an expression of pride and community building— and as a strategy for financial advancement.


emerging themes?

CO M M U N I TY P L A N W I K I M A P R E S U LT S

Bike infrastructure Crime Crosswalk/Pedestrian Issue Leave a compliment! Other issue Share your story Speeding vehicles Transit issue Your favorite spot

A FEW “OTHER ISSUE” COMMENTS RECEIVED: • “The homeless population on this corner needs to be addressed. It is the access to the public library and other businesses where pedestrians come and go. It is a distraction to drivers when you have more than one person approaching your car as you wait for the light and can be unnerving.” • “Prostitutes, drug activity” • “Curbs are falling apart and parking areas have huge pot holes” • “Holton Park is a great resource, it would be wonderful if the recreation center was repurposed to offer adult residents more.” • “Beautiful old bank could be repurposed into event space, coop work space, dance hall, business incubator, etc.” 10


notes

UPCOMING MEETINGS

• Thursday, Jan. 10, 6—8pm • February: TBD

• Thursday, March 14, 6—8pm • Thursday, April 11, 6—8pm • May: TBD

WHAT ARE WE MISSING?

Questions? Comments? Contact us! 614-221-5001

hilltop@columbusndc.org

envisionhilltop.com

Profile for Envision Hilltop

Agenda: December 2018  

Agenda: December 2018  

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