Archive for May 7th, 2010

The May 4th Urban University Interface exploratory meeting sparked some ideas worth pursuing.  With the LUC Committee busy completing its LUC revisions and the Downtown Core District Plan, neighborhoods need to look towards their own improvements using similar incentive strategies.  Individuals from West University, Feldmans, Jefferson Park and Blenman-Elm Neighborhoods converged with architects, planners and community members to engage in a conversation about reversing a 3 decade trend of deterioration and dis-investment in key university neighborhood edges and interiors.  Discussions centered around stabilizing key residential edges around the university through incentive strategies paired with similar  strategies to accommodate compact student housing solutions in appropriate areas outside of neighborhoods .  Hopes are to attract faculty, UA employees married students, upper year students and many potential home owners and families back into university neighborhoods.   Below are some discussion tools that were used during the meeting.  CLICK  ON MAP TO ENLARGE

The remainder of the agenda included thoughts about the 2009 UA campus planning strategies and its stated interest in expanded housing opportunities, current neighborhood pressures and the current status of the LUC planning committees work in downtown core revitalization areas.

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