On Tuesday, November 1st, a group of more than 85 residents and local stakeholders came together for the Kick Off of the Gravois-Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Planning Initiative! Hosted at 2720 Cherokee, the event provided an overview of the planning process, an introduction to the Steering Committee and project staff, and a variety of engagement activities to catalog current community conditions and prioritize focus areas for further investigation and recommendations.
If you weren’t able to make it, we have developed online versions of our kick off engagement activities that can be accessed here. We will also be doing this outreach on-the-ground in order to ensure we are capturing as many voices as possible, including those who may not have access to the internet.
We are in the process of cataloging the input we gathered during the meeting, and will have summaries online soon! One major takeaway is the importance of an inclusive and collaborative process, with intentional outreach to people of color, lower-income individuals, and young people. We are busy working on this and would love your help to make it happen. If you have ideas or people we should talk with, feel free to contact us!
If you missed it, loved it, and/ or want to get more of your neighbors involved, please join us for the first “Working” Meeting on Tuesday, November 29th at 6:30pm at the Thomas Dunn Learning Center. RSVP and Share this Facebook event with your friends, neighbors and family — including those who may not be online! The theme will be on “People”, discussing and making recommendations for planning options that will serve the needs of youth, families, elders and all members of our community. Childcare and food will be provided again.
Thank you so much for your participation and we look forward to continue to work with you throughout the entire planning process.