Our Long-Term Planning Program is a series of community engagement events and planning research projects to assess resident needs, quality of life, and development opportunities in our District.
The Community Visioning Series is being undertaken to give residents an opportunity to share their needs and desires for the District. Planning research is being undertaken through surveying different parts of the District (the waterfront, open spaces, commercial areas, parks, specific neighborhoods) to identify ways to improve our communities, to come up with a vision for the future of our District.
The outcome will be a comprehensive Community Vision, which will be used to inform planning and development decisions made in our District.
The Board makes many decisions on behalf of our community. Every year we write a Statement of District Needs for the Bronx Borough President’s office, advise on development activity and budgetary decisions in the District, and advocate for local investments. The information and opinions we collect in the Program will be used to represent the community in these activities.
The Board is also working with the New York City Department of City Planning (NYC DCP) on starting Community-Based Planning activities in our District. These activities require community engagement, which we are fulfilling through the Community Visioning Series.
NYC DCP can assist Community Boards in creating three types of Community-Based Plans:
Community Visioning’ is an activity where local residents and business owners come together to discuss the current state of their community, and their goals for it’s future. The purpose of this activity is to form a plan for the community based on these discussions.
Bronx Community Board 9 is holding a four-part Community Visioning Series throughout the District so we can speak to residents directly to find out: