If the Barasi Village’s controversy is resolved and the project ultimately proceeds, its success will somehow reflect public acceptance of mixed-use development in Corpus Christi. This positive sign might relatively pave the path for the implementation of Plan CC. According to the news article, the opponents of the Barisi Village project are mainly the residents from adjacent neighborhoods, who value green space, separation, and sparsity. They also fear the possibility of unsuccessful outcomes, environmental and traffic impact, or even the threat of privacy abuses. In contrast, the project is simultaneously supported by other nearby residents, who hope for an increase in their property values. In addition to that, the plan is encouraged by Pharaoh Valley Neighborhood Association and the City Council. In my perspective, young adults - who tend to favor metropolitan lifestyles, might also positively embrace the plan. Small-business owners might also bolster the project for it offers them financial
“Not in my back yard” (NIMBY) has reached a point in some communities where it’s difficult to put community facilities anywhere. Some cities are responding by encouraging nursing home construction in specific residential areas based upon density bonuses. Density bonuses are granted for projects in which the developer agrees to include a certain number of affordable housing units. For every one unit of affordable housing a developer agrees to build, there’s a greater number of market rate units. Density bonuses vary from project to project.
Washington, D.C. is rapidly changing in front of the citizen’s eyes. It is becoming a victim of “The Plan,” a theoretical conspiracy plan construed by whites to take over D.C.’s real estate, physical space, and politics. Gentrification in Washington, D.C. can essentially be defined as a shift in the community to attract and accommodate newcomers at the expense of the current inhabitants. In Washington, four neighborhoods are currently in the process of gentrification: Barry Farm, Lincoln Heights/Richardson Dwellings, Northwest One and Park Morton. These particular neighborhoods were specifically targeted by the government for their high crime rates, significant population of impoverished citizens, and inclusion of a certain economic class.
This article was a little depressing to read because it showed that the African American community is being torn left to right for the BART transportation system, or that they are being moved from one development place to another. The role of the government did not help their case either because the government spends so much rebuilding the homes or as a result the middle class and not the lower class could only afford the homes they build like they intended. To support her claims the authors use numbers and statistics that are available through some of the government programs. There were discriminations towards the African American because of their income status/skin color and a result their opinion did not matter. Then I started questioning the government and the planner roles in the city. The only people who are going to know what is best for their community is the people that live there. The government and the city planners think that they know what is going but in reality they don’t because they are not experienced in the community. So then is it not better to let the people voice their opinion on what they need and the government and city planners work around
A junior in Brownsboro High School, Ashley Dixon was asked an important question, “What improvement would you like to see in Brownsboro/Chandler.” In receiving this question, Dixon pondered for a while and gave her response : “ I would like to see more places to eat, more areas of entertainment, and new schools hopefully soon.” However, she added, “the only issue is that they would have to raise the taxes, and find some investors, but overall, it would make the lifestyle here more entertaining. We would also expand the area and hopefully attract more people into town.” Altogether, Dixon just wants the best for her hometown, her family and her peers.
No one wants to be a part of a low income community. Some of peoples life goals are to simply stay out of it. Others try to improve it and some try to prevent it all together. These groups of people can be recognized as local, state, and the federal government. Gentrification has to do with the “vanishing” of these neighborhoods. While on the other hand urban renewal has to do with the “vanishing” of the people. The problem with both of these is how the families once
In “Is Gentrification All Bad” Davidson tries to convince the reader that there is a positive side to gentrification. Throughout the article davidson provides evidence and a personal example of how gentrification is a positive change for many neighborhoods by giving an example of gentrification and credible statistics.
The All Saints Neighborhood in the Gaines Street Art District of Tallahassee may soon be home to another brewery . The vibrant area known for its great eats, cool finds, great brews, and artistic happenings has opened several breweries in the last few years with great success.
West Grand Neighborhood Organization and it’s partnership with ATPA has been reciprocal in nature, benefiting both ATPA and our neighborhood. We want to ensure the program continues to be successful not only for our neighbors but also the state of Michigan.
Where I currently live in the Lehigh Valley area the Mayor is rebuilding the whole downtown inner city of the Allentown, PA area due to the city going down or not doing so well which is asking for a change. With the change new stores that are being built such as restaurants, shoe and clothing stores, hockey arena, etc, etc... the price range and stores being built does not cater to the lower class downtown inner city community but caters to middle class and higher class group of people. This is a positive thing that it is changing for the better negative for the lower class community. The resistance is the inner city community feels that they are being pushed out due to the buildings being remodeled and rent being raised. This process is called
Neighborhood Planning Units were first established in 1974 as a way for citizens in the community to be engage in planning around their city but to also voice their ideas and concerns. There are currently twenty-five different N.P.U.’s that spilt up Atlanta based off neighborhoods. Some argue that N.P.U.’s serve no purpose and should be perish, while others contend N.P.U.’s are the foundation for communities. Either way, an N.P.U. is only as successful as how well it is run. Last week the author had the chance to attend N.P.U.: E meeting and view how the meeting was conducted and went.
Along with a thorough enough discussion of anything comes the inevitable unearthing of its strengths and weaknesses. The Portland Plan has a number of strengths: it is comprehensive, well thought out, inclusive, and should ultimately lead to a well-planned and sustainable city. How in-depth the Portland Plan is, is a testament to its preparedness to face any challenges to lead the Portland of today into becoming the Portland of tomorrow, as any potential question that may arise is likely addressed within the text of the plan. The mercurial nature of the plan is to its advantage, as anything not addressed within the text of the plan does not render the plan obsolete, but rather may be simply found by finding the popular opinion of the
Assisted housing must be developed in locations where people have viable opportunities to walk, use public transportation, and to work. Communities not only need more incentives to sustainable develop, but the barriers for affordable housing needs to be removed. Excessive high land prices drive away the construction of affordable housing. On the other hand, some programs successfully removed some of these barrier across the nation, but more of those programs were needed to make a difference in those communities. The Community Challenge Planning Grant Program was a fund incentive for cities to promote detailed planning in neighborhoods, to promote sustainable communities, and to purchase properties in neighborhoods. Finally, government and political supports are needed to implement strategies that improve communities, remove barriers, and to promote affordable
In today’s society, it may seem that gentrification can eliminate poverty and increase neighborhood opportunities. Low-income residents and property owners will be the first to be altered by gentrification. In an email to the editor at the Atlantic, Freeman, the director of the Urban Planning program at Columbia states “ Gentrification brings new amenities and services that benefit not only the newcomers but long term residents too. Full service
Perhaps the most definitive example of New Urbanism has been DPZ's project, Kentlands, a 352-acre community in Gaithersburg, Maryland begun in 1990. An oasis of good planning in a sea of suburbia, it is not only a model of Traditional Neighborhood Design (TND) but also the predecessor to many other such neighborhoods developed within CSD areas. In Kentlands, much like Seaside, the Citizens' Assembly runs a recreation center and provides for common maintenance of public areas. Civic buildings and shopping in mixed-use buildings are within walking distance of the development's six architecturally distinct neighborhoods. This compact design reduces auto traffic significantly, allows children to go about their daily business without requiring a mother chauffeur and puts workplaces near their employees.5