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Quality of Life Planning in the Layton Boulevard West Neighborhoods
Daniel Adamson 23 October 2014
Transcript of Quality of Life Planning in the Layton Boulevard West Neighborhoods
2012 and Beyond
Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative
Shifted focus from organizing around problems to building around assets
Zilber Neighborhood Initiative
Started in 2008 with Lindsey Heights and Clarke Square
Quality of Life Planning Process
Quality of Life Plan Implementation
LBWN Founded by the School Sisters of St Francis in 1995
July - August
January - March
Neighborhood Wide Meeting
Developed 7 Strategy Areas
Focus Groups, Work Groups, & Design Visioning Sessions
Focus and Work Groups were held for each of the 7 strategies
4 Design Visioning Sessions were held with the help of Community Design Solutions
Arlington Heights Park
Main Corridors & Streetscape
Neighborhood Wide Meeting
Shared the goals under the 7 strategies
Identified 11 catalytic projects
Finalized the Quality of Life Plan
Quality of Life Plan Unveiled
75 One-on-One Interviews
Neighborhood Meetings & the PAC
24 Quality of Life Plan Meetings were held
Over 250 neighbors and partners participated in the planning process
Originally worked around 4 main areas
Crime & Safety
LBWN was a founding member of the HNI
4 main focus areas
Layton Boulevard West is named as the 3rd ZNI neighborhood in 2010
$50 million commitment from the late Joe Zilber to help improve Milwaukee neighborhoods.
Burnham Park & Layton Park
Plan Advisory Committee (PAC)
Developed Neighborhood Vision
Place of Pride
Economically Vibrant Neighborhood
Turnkey Renovation Program
Mobile Bike Hub
LBWN Rent-to-Own Homes
Public Space Improvements
Most Improved Home Contest
29th & Burnham Pocket Park
Take the time to get the know the area and the community.
When in doubt, revisit the plan.
It's good to dream big, but keep your plans and action steps grounded in reality.
Intentionally build partnerships and relationships from day one. Leverage these relationships as the planning process progresses.
Start small and grow as the planning process proceeds.
Additional Information and Questions
Dan Adams - email@example.com
Jezamil Vega-Skeels - firstname.lastname@example.org
Quality of Life Planning in the
Layton Boulevard West Neighborhoods
Quality of Life Plan - http://www.lbwn.org/files/QLPF_LBWFullPlan.pdf
~33% below age 18
Median household income near the City of Milwaukee median household income (~$32,500)
Homeownership rate of parcels around 80%
Building from strengths
Community Support and Engagement