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Southside Gateway Community Plan

Reimagining Southside Gardens

Southside Gardens housing units

Choice Neighborhoods emplea un modelo de "vivienda, gente y vecindario"

Reimaginando

Jardines del lado sur

tEsta iniciativa implica la planificación en torno a la transformación de la vivienda pública y asistida por HUD. Si bien se centra en la futura reurbanización de Southside Gardens, el pagLas actividades de planificación para la inversión vecinal se extenderán a la comunidad metropolitana de South Lorain.

Estas estrategias se basarán en los aportes de la comunidad y pueden incluir planes para:

  • Viviendas para ingresos mixtos que respondan al mercado y nuevas comodidades comunitarias

  • energía-eViviendas eficientes, sostenibles, saludables y accesibles.

  • Desarrollo de relleno y reutilización de estructuras deterioradas.

  • Mejoras y mejoras de infraestructura. Embellecimiento del barrio (calles, aceras, iluminación, parques, etc.)

  • Desarrollo y retención de negocios.

  • Mejor acceso al desarrollo de la fuerza laboral, la educación y los servicios de salud.

El área cubierta por la Subvención de Planificación incluye el área geográfica en South Lorain:

La recientemente reabierta Republic Steel Plant al norte, a lo largo de 28th St. y una línea eléctrica de alta tensión a lo largo del sur; Broadway al oeste; y Oakwood Park hacia el este, a lo largo de Grove Ave. En el centro del vecindario se encuentra la comunidad de vivienda pública objetivo: Southside Gardens (el Sitio). El enfoque general para determinar los límites fue centrarse en los bordes físicos, como la planta siderúrgica y las líneas eléctricas de alta tensión, así como en los corredores de uso mixto a lo largo de Broadway y Grove Avenue.

City of Lorain map with project target area

Choice Neighborhoods employs a "Housing, People, and Neighborhood" Model

VECINDARIO

Crear las condiciones necesarias para la reinversión pública y privada en vecindarios en dificultades para ofrecer los tipos de servicios y activos, que incluyen seguridad, buenas escuelas y actividad comercial, que son importantes para las elecciones de las familias sobre su comunidad.

GENTE

Mejorar los resultados de los hogares que viven en la vivienda objetivo en relación con los ingresos y el empleo, la salud y la educación.

ALOJAMIENTO

Reemplazar viviendas públicas gravemente deterioradas y subsidiadas por HUD con viviendas de ingresos mixtos de alta calidad que estén bien administradas y respondan a las necesidades del vecindario circundante.

Preguntas más frecuentes

 

  • What is the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative?
    The HUD Choice Neighborhoods Initiative is a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. The program helps communities by revitalizing distressed public (and/or assisted) housing while investing and leveraging investments in: Well-functioning services and public assets High quality public schools/education programs High quality early learning programs/services Public transportation and mobility Improved access to jobs The program ensures that current residents will benefit from redevelopment by providing residents the choice to move into affordable and accessible housing in their current neighborhood or another existing neighborhood of opportunity. The Choice Neighborhoods Initiative is focused on three core goals: Housing: Transform distressed public and assisted housing into energy efficient, mixed-income housing that is physically and financially viable over the long term. People: Support positive outcomes for families who live in the target developments and the surrounding neighborhood, particularly outcomes related to residents’ education, health and recreation, safety, employment, and mobility; and Neighborhood: Transform distressed neighborhoods into viable, mixed-income neighborhoods with access to well-functioning services, high quality public schools and education programs, high quality early learning programs and services, public assets, public transportation, and improved access to jobs.
  • Where Do LMHA and the City of Lorain Fit In?
    LMHA and the City of Lorain must develop a comprehensive revitalization plan for Southside Gardens and the surrounding South Lorain community, Southside Gateway. This Plan will become the guiding document for redevelopment of Southside Gardens while simultaneously transforming the surrounding neighborhood. To successfully develop and implement the Southside Gateway Community Plan, LMHA will work with Southside Gardens residents, public and private agencies, community and philanthropic organizations, neighborhood residents, and other identified individuals and stakeholder groups to gather and leverage resources needed to support the strategic and financial sustainability of the Plan.
  • What Happens Now?
    The planning process kicked off in March of 2023, and will be completed in late 2024. The completed plan will be used to support redevelopment of Southside Gardens, creation of additional affordable units in the community, and economic investment and opportunity. LMHA and the City may apply for a Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant, if such funding is available.
  • Why Is The South Lorain Community So Important?
    South Lorain was selected for this grant because of multiple factors, which include the location and condition of Southside Gardens, the demographics, the needs of the community, and the alignment with both LMHA’s and the City’s goals and priorities. There has been little housing investment or revitalization since Southside Garden’s founding. Despsite the challenges faced by the the community there is significant investment in South Lorain by community partners that is creating momentum and serves as catalyst for change.
  • What Do We Hope To Achieve With The Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant?
    The grant will be used to bring the community and planning partners together to create a viable and actionable Southside Gateway Community Plan, which can be implemented utilizing a variety of local, state, and national resources. The grant will also be utilized to develop and construct an early action project that will benefit all residents of the community. Southside Gardens includes 111 units of public housing built in 1966. The Southside Gateway Community Plan will seek to replace 100% of those housing units within the neighborhood, or in other areas of opportunity as part of new mixed-income developments.
  • How Will We Work With The Community?
    Residents are the most important part of the Choice Neighborhood Grant planning process. Southside Garden residents, the planning team, elected officials, and philanthropic partners will work together to design a plan that includes their vision of what a neighborhood should look like and what services and amenities need to be provided.
  • How Can This Benefit The Neighborhood In The Short-Term?
    The planning team will dedicate approximately $200,000 to identify and build an “Early Action Activity” in late 2023-early 2024 that will have an immediate positive benefit for the community. We need your involvement to help come up with these important ideas!
  • Does The Planning Process Include Construction of New Housing?
    No, this process ONLY involves planning and the implementation of a smaller “Early Action Project.” Construction of housing, retail, and other larger improvements would happen later based on community input and available resources.
  • What Is The Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant?
    Following completion of the Plan, LMHA and the City of Lorain may apply for a HUD Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant, if available, which could provide between $30 and $50 million towards Housing, People, and Neighborhood Initiatives.
  • Are There Resident Hiring Opportunities As Part of This Process?
    Yes, we are looking to identify four Community Ambassadors to assist with resident engagement, data gathering, and Plan feedback. Ambassadors will receive a stipend.
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