2012 - 2014: Neighborhoods
2009 - 2012: First Six Neighborhoods
In 2009, six neighborhoods began the Neighborhood Planning process. Below you will find a brief summary of their planning processes and final product(s).
Bemiss, Hillyard and Whitman Neighborhoods
For the purpose of neighborhood planning, Bemiss, Hillyard and Whitman neighborhoods of Northeast Spokane joined together as “Greater Hillyard” to take advantage of existing organizations, and to address the area’s common location, culture, history, problems and economy. They called their new organization the Greater Hillyard Northeast Planning Alliance or GHNEPA.GHNEPA produced a strategic plan with the assistance of Eastern Washington University professors and students called the GHNEPA Report and Final Proposals in July 2010. GHNEPA had a very active and engaged stakeholder team which was supported by the three neighborhood councils, the Greater Hillyard Business Association and the Hillyard Community Development Steering Committee.
Nevada Lidgerwood Neighborhood
In 2009-2010 neighborhood residents and businesses completed Phase I of their work to identify important issues and potential solutions for improving Nevada-Lidgerwood Neighborhood livability. As a result of this work, four issues were identified for further study and solution identification. The four issues identified were Neighborhood Communication, Neighborhood Identity, Non-Motorized Travel Safety, and Traffic Patterns, Volume and Speed. These were investigated by the Nevada Lidgerwood Stakeholder Planning Group in Phase 2 of the neighborhood planning effort. This work was completed in late 2011. Strategies for working on each of these areas were developed by the Stakeholder Group and EWU Urban & Regional Planning Students. The effort was recognized by a City Council resolution on January 30, 2012.
Five Mile Prairie
The Five Mile Prairie Neighborhood Planning Stakeholders hired Studio Cascade in June of 2010 to complete a Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan. The first step was the completion of a walkability audit for the city side of the neighborhood. A walkability audit was completed on August 14, 2010 with nearly 30 citizens volunteering to walk around and collect data. Following the walkability audit, Studio Cascade worked with the Five Mile Stakeholders and city staff to produce the Five Mile Neighborhood Plan for Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements (insert hyperlink to Jan 2012 version of plan). The neighborhood planning effort was recognized by a City Council resolution on January 30, 2012. Note that the plan is conceptual and additional analysis is required prior to moving forward with adoption and implementation.
The West Central Neighborhood Planning Stakeholder Gropu has complete a draft plan. Please see their Neighborhood Planning website for more information.
In fall of 2008, workshops were organized by the Southgate Stakeholders Planning Committee (SSPC) in conjunction with Eastern Washington University’s Advanced Community Development Class. These workshops documented the values and vision of the neighborhood. The SSPC created a mission statement based on the discussion at the workshops. The Mission of the SSPC is to “create a neighborhood plan that promotes a sustainable environment, social equity, a viable economy, and reflects the values and vision of the Southgate Community." The top two issues to emerge from the workshop were “maintain and create connected trails, sidewalks, bike paths” and “improvement and protection of quality open space.” The SPCC began working in January of 2009 to complete work directly addressing those two issues. The SSPC worked in conjunction with EWU and City Planning Staff to complete a DRAFT of the Southgate Parks and Open Space Element. On behalf of the SSPC, the City of Spokane hired AHBL, Inc. to complete a Transportation and Connectivity Plan and maps. The neighborhood planning effort was recognized by a City Council resolution on January 30, 2012. Note that the plan is conceptual and additional analysis is required prior to moving forward with adoption and implementation.
The East Central Neighborhood chose to work on a specific project with their Neighborhood Planning funds. The Ben Burr Trail improvement project had already been identified in previous planning efforts as a high priority project within the neighborhood. The neighborhood planning funds paid for the design portion of the project. The East Central Results of 2009 Neighborhood Planning Ben Burr Trailheads presentation outlines the process and project.
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