The BHCA committee that is working on a strategic plan to help shape the future of the neighborhood is jogging along, despite delays caused by the pandemic.
“Although Covid has forced us to divert from our previous plan to hold a neighborhood charette this summer to discuss the topics that arose from our survey, we are in the process of putting together an Internet outreach program opportunity to get community insight,” said Neal Friedlander, who is leading the planning committee. The spring survey of neighborhood residents attracted over 470 responses, of which a third were from renters.
A group of Bolton Hill neighbors are drafting one-page summaries of each of the 10 topics which arose from the survey, designed to get further resident input. The plan is to send it out to neighborhood residents before the end of September along with a copy of the survey results.
“After giving you a month or so to respond, a smaller group will take your replies and opinions as well as their own and compile a first draft. In a perfect world, this draft would go out to the neighborhood in the first part of December,” Friedlander said.
“Then we expect months of discussion and refinement. Our hope is to have BHCA board approval in the Spring. So be prepared to again become involved sometime this Fall.”