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The new mix of housing will be an essential component in a "complete" neighborhood transformation, where LEED neighborhood rating standards will be used to guide the creation of a healthy, safe and sustainable community. Green design will be used for buildings and creating walkable sidewalks, and pedestrian friendly streets that connects residents to places like community gardens, active live, work and play spaces, and visually beautiful landscapes. Green neighborhood infrastructure design will be used to ensure safe complete streets and access for all users: pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and public transportation users of all types. The proposed Perry neighborhood redesign will emphasize the development of comprehensive support services and institutions essential to the well-being of residents. These neighborhood based services will be accessible, located in the community and will include education, workforce training, employment and social services. The revitalization of the neighborhood commercial corridor along South Park Avenue will become the site for retail and business services.

The Planning team will work toward the development of a novel transit service which includes an intra-neighborhood transit network designed to move people in and around the neighborhood and link them to major transit stations and lines. The negative impact of the costs of transportation and travel combined with housing expenses are often neglected in assessing the real costs burdens that poor and working families must overcome in improving their quality of life. These neighborhood circular buses or Jitneys are intended to strengthen the notion of "community" by creating greater use of neighborhood facilities, better access to critical neighborhood services and to make the Perry Choice Neighborhood a more desirable place to live, work, and visit.


The PCN Transformation Plan

The final Perry Choice Neighborhood Transformation Plan is complete and has been submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. To view the plan and other documents related to the 2013 HUD Choice Neighborhoods NOFA, please click here.

Proposed Development


The overall neighborhood design provides a wide range of mixed-use amenities on Perry Street and South Park Ave connected by a network of richly landscaped tree-lined streets, including a new central park and a 105,000 SF Life Chances Center. THE BMHA-PCN project replaces 222 housing units with 495 mixed income units over five years; with a long term goal of 414 public housing units with approximately 415 mixed-income units over a period of ten years.

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P&I Center

All residents are welcome!

400 South Park Avenue

Open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm

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The Planning and Information Center serves as a connector between the planning initiative and residents of the Perry Choice Neighborhood. It helps forge creative and innovative strategies aimed at getting residents to participate actively in all phases of the neighborhood planning and development process, to increase their information literacy rate and help them solve problems that thwart the community building process.

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Supportive Services Map

Click on the link below to view a comprehensive and interactive map displaying the location and details of support service providers within the Perry Choice Neighborhood.

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