A community-driven planning process will kick off in May 2014 for the redesign of Julian B. Lane Park. The City of Tampa and the Civitas design team will host a series of opportunities to engage the community, neighbors, and park stakeholders, in preparation of a new master plan for the Park. The meetings are free and open to the public. All meetings will be held at Blake High School Cafeteria at 1701 North Boulevard. The next meeting will be held on June 10 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
In 2013 and early 2014, the Tampa Housing Authority and City of Tampa hosted three large community meetings in West Tampa to develop the West River Redevelopment Plan. These meetings were highly attended by the public, with more than 200 people attending each of the three community meetings.
In 2012 - 2013, the City of Tampa hosted 12 neighborhood charrettes and walking audits in neighborhoods the Center City area. The InVision Tampa consulting team walked the streets as residents pointed out what they valued in their neighborhood and what they wanted to see changed. Afterwards, residents participated in a mapping exercise and table top discussion on ways to make their neighborhood more livable. Each neighborhood event was attended by 15-30 people.
Two community design workshops were held, one in 2012 for the Center City Plan and one in 2013 for the Nebraska - Hillsborough Corridor Plan. These three-day workshops allowed the InVision Tampa planning team to spend time working with the community in identifying issues, opportunities and strategies. Participation at each community design workshop was 75-100 people per night.
In 2012, the InVision Tampa planning team sponsored four large community forums on 21st Century Cities, Ecnomic Development, the Public Realm and Sustainabile Transportation. Each session included short presentations or panel discussions, a discussion/table top exercise for attendees and opportunities for public comment. Approximately 450 people attended the events.
Thirty volunteers were given a camera and asked to take photos of what they liked and didn't like within their neighborhood. The volunteers then participated in an exercise to classify the images into key themes. In three hours, they sorted through nearly 1,000 images. The results of the exercised helped provide a visual palette for the design themes that emerged in subsequent plans.
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