The three very different neighborhoods of Summit, Mt. Hope and Blackstone will come together from Monday, Sept. 24 through Thursday, Sept. 28 to discuss our common needs and make a plan for neighborhood preservation and improvement.
Mayor David N. Cicilline, City Councilman Kevin Jackson and City Councilman Cliff Wood released an invitation to all residents and business owners in the neighborhoods over the weekend.
Twelve daytime sessions on specific topics will be held mornings and afternoons on Monday through Wednesday at Church of the Redeemer, 655 Hope Street.
Evening sessions, at Martin Luther King Elementary, 35 Camp Street, will work toward creating one plan that captures neighborhood priorities and guides the city’s public investments and its influence over private investments in our neighborhood.
Background information and additional details may be found at DPD’s Providence Tomorrow web site.
SNA has made sure that North Main Street will receive dedicated attention at a session on Wednesday afternoon from 1PM to 4PM at the Church of the Redeemer. Here’s the complete schedule:
- 10:00 -11:30 Open Space: parks, forests, rivers, cemeteries, gardens, etc.
- 12:00 – 1:00: Taking care of our neighborhoods and shared spaces.
- 1:30 – 3:30: Connecting Neighborhoods: walking, biking, transit, cars, parking.
- 4:00 – 5:00 Neighborhood Infrastructure: streets, trees, drainage, etc.
- 7:00 – 10:00 (ML King School) Kickoff and look at the future
- 9:30 – 11:00: Neighborhood Character
- 11:30 – 1:00: Community Safety
- 1:30 – 3:00: Neighborhood affordability and Housing Choice
- 3:30 – 5:00: Neighborhood Youth: education and recreation
- 7:00 – 8:30: (ML King School) Elected Officials Roundtable
- 8:30 – 10:00: (ML King School) Community Workshop on neighborhood change
- 9:30 – 11:30: Institutional Growth and Change
- 12:00 – 1:00: Concurrent sessions:
- Hope Street
- The West River Industrial Park (across Rt. 95, but part of Mt. Hope)
- 1:30 – 4:00: North Main Street
- 7:00 – 10:00: (ML King School): Putting the pieces together – Community mapping and visualization.
- 7:00 – 10:00 (ML King School) Wrap-up: Presentation of concepts/feedback
Thurday (evening only)