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With the assistance of BURA, LISC hosted a small introductory meeting with community stakeholders, and the housing and urban planning firms McCormack Baron Salazar and Urban Design Associates to begin a conversation about stakeholders’ ideas and needs for neighborhood revitalization.
LISC hosted a community meeting at the Greater Works Christian Fellowship with residents, stakeholders, businesses, City of Buffalo OSP, BURA, MBS, and UDA to garner a larger pool of feedback for creating a neighborhood revitalization strategy. There were over 60 individuals in attendance and after a short presentation by UDA, residents were asked to complete a dot mapping exercise to answer the following questions about Masten Park Cold Spring:
In May 2018, LISC hosted a series 3-day series of Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy community meetings with residents, and key stakeholders that included a presentation of an analysis of the dot exercises and what was heard in August and October 2017, get additional feedback from residents, and devise a strategy for next steps.
LISC hosted a trip to Pittsburgh, PA to visit various affordable and mixed-income housing and community developments completed by the affordable housing development firm McCormack Baron Salazar with the design and community engagement process facilitated by UDA. The meeting was followed up by a debrief with participants to discuss their reactions to what they saw.
Over 50 residents and key stakeholders in Masten Park Cold Spring attended our recent community meeting. Julie Barrett O’Neill introduced herself as our new ED and gave an overview presentation of LISC’s resources, reaffirmed our commitment to working in the neighborhood and shared next steps.
On February 11, LISC and several of our local housing organizations hosted a community meeting to open up the discussion around a housing action strategy for the Masten Park/Cold Springs neighborhoods. Organizations represented included Belmont Housing Resources for WNY, Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Habitat for Humanity, BENLIC, and FLARE. Topics discussed included:
Read the summary of what we heard from residents at the community meetings we've held thus far.