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It is important to involve the public in any planning initiative. During the development of the study, community residents, businesses, elected officials, property owners, development investors, and other stakeholders will be engaged extensively. These outreach efforts will include open houses, work sessions, and workshops, among other activities.
Housing and Community Development
The availability and state of housing is a significant aspect of any community. Extensive research and analysis will be performed to identifying housing character and condition in the area for the purpose of determining the best strategies to address maintenance issues, overcrowding, and the high rate of foreclosure.
Commercial Area Revitalization
Commercial areas provide essential services and contribute to the character and success of the area. These areas will be examined to determine consumer needs and competition in the community.
Pedestrian Safety and Access
The community has busy and often congested roadways, which pose several difficulties for pedestrians. An analysis of the transportation infrastructure will be used to improve pedestrian safety and access along the major corridors in the study area (Riggs Road, New Hampshire Avenue, East West Highway, Sargent Road, and Chillum Road).
Sense of Place
Those characteristics that make a community special or unique and/or provide visitors with locational awareness is often referred to as a “sense of place.” The history, atmosphere, and distinctive attributes of the Greater Chillum area will be examined to determine the identity of the community.