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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.

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