Washington Shores Bulletin
Community Planning Day
Commissioner Ings and staff from various City departments
held a Community Planning day to envision the future of
Washington Shores, in order to make this neighborhood one of
the best on the west side of the City. It was held at the
Hope Church on Saturday, September 12th 2009, and attended by the
Washington Shores citizens, business owners, and property owners.
range of topics were discussed, including future
development opportunities, traffic, housing, parks, urban
design and security issues. More information regarding the Vision Task Force that
participates with the community can
be found below.
Michaelle Petion - City Planner, at 407.246.3837 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Shores is a stable neighborhood facing challenges. At the
heart of the neighborhood is a well used, but struggling,
business district located on Columbia Street, next to a LYNX
"superstop" (Superstops are transit hubs that serve
several bus routes). The neighborhood businesses do not appear
to entirely support local needs, and potential business
revenue is leaking to surrounding activity centers.
area has a prominence of well maintained single-family
housing, a generational gap between long-time residents and
newcomers, a moderate rate of home-ownership rate (55% in the
2000 Census), and public housing at its periphery.
Washington Shores Task Force &
order to bridge these gaps and guide development in the
future, the City’s Planning Division will embark on a
strategic review of the Washington Shores neighborhood with a
Task Force made up of stakeholders from the surrounding
neighborhood and business district.
We anticipate that this will be a positive process that
will involve the many activities that involve the community to
create a vision to shape future development.
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