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Northwest Neighborhood Action Plan

About the Northwest Neighborhood Action Plan
A Neighborhood Action Plan provides an analysis of current conditions and a list of recommended actions to be taken to make improvements or address issues within a neighborhood boundary. The plans are developed through feedback generated from open houses, focus groups, and the neighborhood association. Neighborhood Action Plans were identified as an initiative in EnvisionCR (the City’s Comprehensive Plan), which was adopted in January 2015 following extensive public feedback. 

This is the first Neighborhood Action Plan to be completed since the adoption of EnvisionCR. The Northwest Neighborhood Action Plan was adopted by City Council on June 13, 2017, and will provide direction and guidance on future improvements to the Northwest Neighborhood. The Northwest Neighborhood is a 135-block quadrant that resides west of the Cedar River and north of 1st Avenue. 

Adopted Plan


Open House #1 – March 29, 2016

The first open house was held on March 29, 2016 to kick-off the plan and start generating public feedback. Attendees were given an overview of the purpose of the plan and were divided into small groups to provide feedback on neighborhood strengths and weaknesses, opportunities, and needs. The groups were also asked to provide feedback on neighborhood character and placemaking, land use, connectivity, and streetscapes. 

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Open House #2 – June 20, 2016
On June 20, residents had the opportunity to view summarized public feedback from the first meeting and provide feedback on initial draft goals and action steps. 

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Open House #3 – Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Residents were about to view the results of their ideas provided through public input and see the draft Neighborhood Action Plan. The draft plan outlines specific goals and action steps to achieve the vision created by residents. 

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