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How Did We Get Here?

Timeline of the Planning Process

2016
September 29

PLAN LAUNCH

PLAN LAUNCH
HUD officials gathered with residents and stakeholders to officially launch the planning process. A public meeting was held that evening to hear initial questions and input from the neighborhood.
October 6

Steering Committee Meeting

The Steering Committee met on a bi-monthly basis throughout the planning process to guide key decisions and milestones. Click here for a list of members.
November 21

WORKING GROUPS LAUNCH

WORKING GROUPS LAUNCH
Residents and stakeholders came together to form seven Working Groups: Housing, Public Health, Youth, Education, Public Safety, Employment, and Transportation & Placemaking. Groups discussed relevant issues in the West Side. Working Groups continued to meet periodically throughout the planning process.
December 1

Steering Committee Meeting

2017
February 2

Steering Committee Meeting

February 28

NEEDS ASSESSMENT LAUNCH

NEEDS ASSESSMENT LAUNCH
A public meeting was held to update residents on plan progress and launch the Needs Assessment, a custom-tailored survey instrument intended to identify the needs and desires of the West Side. 165 surveys were completed over the next three months.
April 6

Steering Committee Meeting

June 1

Steering Committee Meeting

July 12

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

The Asbury Park Housing Authority threw an ice cream social for Lincoln Village residents to raise awareness about the planning effort.
July 19

NEEDS ASSESSMENT FINDINGS DISCUSSION

NEEDS ASSESSMENT FINDINGS DISCUSSION
After the Needs Assessment data had been analyzed, residents gathered to hear the results and discuss how the information could be translated into goals and strategies that would benefit the West Side.
August 19

BLUE BISHOP COMMUNITY OUTREACH DAY

BLUE BISHOP COMMUNITY OUTREACH DAY
Local community leaders threw a community outreach street festival to get residents and youth involved in local programs. The Choice team also gathered plan input from residents of all ages.
September 7

Steering Committee Meeting

October 14

BETTER BLOCK FESTIVAL

BETTER BLOCK FESTIVAL
Two blocks of Springwood Ave were temporarily transformed for a day to highlight the corridor's potential future as a bustling corridor filled with amenities, pedestrian and bike improvements, and public art.
November 9

Steering Committee Meeting

November 28

DRAFT PLAN REVEAL

DRAFT PLAN REVEAL
Residents and stakeholders got together to review the draft plan and vote on which strategies should be prioritized.
December 19

DRAFT PLAN SUBMISSION

The Choice team has submitted the Draft Plan to HUD.

 

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