AllendaleOne Plan Presentation

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This presentation was made to the Shreveport City Council in 2007 at the conclusion of the planning process. The framework for the plan is based on the "village structure" eight elements that are part of the Community Renewal International theory of change.

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  • AllendaleOne Plan Presentation

    1. 1. Allendale Total Commitment The Allendale “Total Commitment” Neighborhood Initiative “Creating Allendale’s Future” November 2, 2006
    2. 2. Allendale Total Commitment Steering Committee Superintendent Earl Peterson, Sr. North Louisiana Inter Faith Representative Rev. Harry Blake Mount Canaan Baptist Church Major Brock Resident Delores Baker Resident Monica King Small Business Owner Johnny Williamson Pierre Avenue Neighborhood Association Mack McCarter Shreveport-Bossier Community Renewal Rev. Andre McGrath Our Lady of the Blesses Sacrament
    3. 3. Allendale Total Commitment Steering Committee Rev. Gwendolyn James St. Matthew A.M.E. Donzetta Kimble Shreveport Housing Authority Ruth Bryant Resident Dr. Curley White Booker T. Washington High School Dr. David Reed Business Representative Kevin Williams AmSouth Bank Roxann P. Johnson YWCA Dr. E. Edward Jones Galilee Baptist Church
    4. 4. Allendale Total Commitment Planning Tasks Perform Neighborhood-Wide Assessment Identify Logical Planning Sub-Areas Identify Phase 1, Target Area Hold Planning & Design Charette Prepare Concept Development Plan for Phase 1, Target Area Recommend Future Plan Phasing of Other Sub-Areas Identify Key Opportunities in Other Sub- Areas to Advance in Phase 1
    5. 5. Allendale Total Commitment Allendale Past & Present Total Population Changes 1970 1980 1990 2000 Growth/ Decline Allendale 16,247 12,264 8,617 5,982 -10,265 -63.2% City of Shreveport 182,064 205,820 198,525 200,145 +18,081 +9.9%
    6. 6. Allendale Total Commitment Allendale Past & Present Total Housing Changes 1970 1980 1990 2000 Growth/ Decline Allendale 5,262 4,590 4,017 2,966 -2,296 -43.6% City of Shreveport 63,138 80,027 87,473 86,802 +23,664 +37.5%
    7. 7. Allendale Total Commitment Allendale Past & Present Parks (C.C. Antoine, Andrew Carrie, Lakeside, J.T. Brooks Golf Course) Churches (51—Historic, New) Non-Profit Organizations Schools (Elementary, Middle, High) Microbusinesses Historic Assets Hilly Terrain Location
    8. 8. Allendale Total Commitment Mix Land Uses Compact Building Design Range of Housing Options Walkable Communities Strong Sense of Place Preserve Open Space Strengthen Existing Communities Range of Transportation Choices Predictable, Fair Development Decisions Building Smarter Communities
    9. 9. Allendale Total Commitment SmartSmart GrowthGrowth CostsCosts LessLess Why Do People Prefer Smarter Growth? RoadsRoads UtilitiesUtilities SchoolsSchools 25%25% lessless 15%15% lessless 5%5% lessless Source: Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Alternative Land Use Patterns, by Robert Burchell, Rutgers University
    10. 10. Allendale Total Commitment Development Opportunities Develop Plans for All Sub-Areas Secure Public / Private Funds
    11. 11. Allendale Total Commitment Allendale Phase 1, Target Area  Ford Avenue on the North  Murphy Street on the South  Norma Avenue on the West Pete Harris on the East Ford Street Murphy Street NormaStreet PeteHarrisDrive
    12. 12. Allendale Total Commitment People First The soul of Allendale is its people and tradition of community. It is a community built around neighbors, the churches, and the schools—where the values of “The Simple Life” are embraced. Its future should be built on this foundation.
    13. 13. Allendale Total Commitment Primary Guiding Principle Foster a spirit of community and build neighborhood connections in all plans, projects, programs and activities.
    14. 14. Allendale Total Commitment Guiding Principles People First Priorities  Support entrepreneurial activity, create jobs for residents and foster wealth building.  Encourage Allendale schools to serve as “centers of community”.  Encourage leadership development and organize to promote success and carry out the mission of the plan.  Improve neighborhood safety and design quality, safe physical environments.  Create a distinctive, attractive neighborhood with a strong sense of place.
    15. 15. Allendale Total Commitment Guiding Principles People First Priorities  Build partnerships and collaborations among groups, individuals and projects.  Advance policies that promote and enhance neighborhood redevelopment.  Build a healthy community and improve access to healthcare.  Commit and connect public funds and resources to plan initiatives and projects.  Promote a compact and mixed-use neighborhood.
    16. 16. Allendale Total Commitment Guiding Principles People First Priorities  Provide a mix of housing types, sizes and prices in a connected, community environment.  Attract a diversity of people to the neighborhood.  Provide a variety of transportation options connected to development concepts.  Rehabilitate, revitalize and preserve Allendale’s existing housing and historic buildings.  Develop key anchors to build critical mass.
    17. 17. Allendale Total Commitment People First “Neighborhood Development Model” Neighborhood Of Choice & Connection Housing Opportunities & Choices Safe Community Healthy Community Celebrated Culture Accessible Quality Education Strong Leadership & Engaged Citizenry Economic Vitality & Meaningful Work
    18. 18. Allendale Total Commitment Allendale Total Commitment Allendale Phase 1 Target Area Plan Character Zones 10.30.06 Garden Milam Murphy Pierre Allen Myrtle Logan Anna Abbie Looney Ashton Weinstock Sycamore Norma Park Poland Boisseau Denver 200’ Ford Perrin Infill Housing Area Village Center Mixed Use Areas New Housing Area New Housing Units: 600+ Population Increase: 1,200 – 1,500
    19. 19. Allendale Total Commitment Housing Opportunities & Choices People First: What You Said  Provide good, quality housing affordable to ordinary citizens  Improve housing of existing residents  Attract a diversity of residents & income levels for success  Provide a range of housing choices that meet life cycle needs of residents  Increase the number of people living in the neighborhood
    20. 20. Allendale Total Commitment Allendale Total Commitment Allendale Phase 1 Target Area Plan Vacant Property Opportunities 10.30.06  Rehab and Infill 90 Acres  Mixed Use 46 Acres Garden Milam Murphy Pierre Allen Myrtle Logan Anna Abbie Looney Ashton Weinstock Sycamore Norma Park Poland Boisseau Denver 200’ Ford Perrin
    21. 21. Allendale Total Commitment Housing Opportunities & Choices Project & Program Response  Rehab & Infill • Rental, Affordable, Market Rate • Primarily Single Family Detached, with some SF Attached • Approximately 260 existing occupied housing units • Approximately 166 new housing units
    22. 22. Allendale Total Commitment Garden Milam Murphy Pierre Allen Myrtle Logan Anna Abbie Looney Ashton Weinstock Sycamore Dale Park Poland Boisseau Denver North 200’ Allendale Total Commitment Allendale Phase 1 Target Area Plan Village Center 10.30.06 61 Acres
    23. 23. Allendale Total Commitment Housing Opportunities & Choices Project & Program Response  Village Center • Apartments—approximately 220 units • Apartments primarily 2nd story above commercial • Option for Special Needs/Elderly Housing • Townhomes—approximately 60 units • High amenity streetscape required
    24. 24. Allendale Total Commitment Housing Opportunities & Choices Project & Program Response  Mixed Use • Unique Mix of Housing, Home-Based Businesses, Office/Studio Space, Light Commercial • Rental, Affordable, Market Rate • Approximately 46 acres • Walkable, physical connection to Village Center • Connection to I-49 Corridor / Park
    25. 25. Allendale Total Commitment Garden Milam Murphy Pierre Allen Myrtle Logan Anna Abbie Looney Ashton Weinstock Sycamore Dale Park Poland Boisseau Denver North 200’ Allendale Total Commitment Allendale Phase 1 Target Area Plan New Housing 10.30.06 38 Acres
    26. 26. Allendale Total Commitment Vacant Property Adjudicated Property Allendale Total Commitment 10.30.06 Allendale Phase 1- New Housing Area
    27. 27. Allendale Total Commitment Housing Opportunities & Choices Project & Program Response  New Housing • Primarily Single Family Detached, limited SF Attached • Home Ownership • Lot widths primarily range from 50’ to 80’ • Approximately 38 acres, 154 housing units • Unique, Quality Architectural Character (Victorian details, front porches, set close to street, parking off alleys) • Walkable, physical connection to Village Center • High Amenity Development (Open space, water feature, streetscapes, gateways, green design)
    28. 28. Allendale Total Commitment Housing Opportunities & Choices Project & Program Response  Homebuyer Training  Homebuyer Financing Assistance  Pattern Book of Approved Home Floor Plans  Neighborhood Development Office  Home Repair Center  Revise Development Regulations
    29. 29. Allendale Total Commitment Economic Vitality & Meaningful Work People First: What You Said  Secure quality neighborhood businesses to make the neighborhood desirable (grocery, gas station, drug store, restaurants…)  Help existing struggling businesses  Emphasis on small, locally-owned businesses  Create an attractive business district  Lift up existing residents by unearthing their skills and talents  Find creative ways to create jobs, particularly for the unemployed  Locate jobs and neighborhood businesses within walking distance of residences
    30. 30. Allendale Total Commitment Economic Vitality & Meaningful Work Project & Program Response  Village Center Business District • Crossroads at Pierre & Milam • Primarily small, locally-owned businesses • Neighborhood serving businesses (190,000 s.f.) • Gas station • Grocery store, drug store, dry cleaners, flower shop • Restaurants • Professional & Medical Offices • Quality, urban character with strong street presence (zero lot line) • Ground floor with living space above
    31. 31. Allendale Total Commitment Economic Vitality & Meaningful Work Project & Program Response  Small Business Incubator • G. P. Hendrix Elementary or Tenant Space in Village Center • Access to Office Space & Administrative Support • Business Planning & Design Services • Small Business Training • Research, marketing & customer development • Special Niches—Food sector, automotive, construction & maintenance?? • Capital / Small Business Loan Programs • City, Higher Education, Economic Development Organization Partnerships • Program & Feasibility Study Needed (capital & operating)
    32. 32. Allendale Total Commitment Economic Vitality & Meaningful Work Project & Program Response  Co-Op Store • Village Center Location • Grocery, Bookstore, Coffee Shop… • Non-Profit Board • Membership Based • Volunteer Involvement • City, Church, Corporate Start-Up Assistance • Partner with N. Louisiana Food Bank? • Successful Models—Best Practices • Program & Feasibility Study Needed (capital & operating)
    33. 33. Allendale Total Commitment Economic Vitality & Meaningful Work Project & Program Response  Call Center • Employ Large Numbers of People • Village Center Location • 20-30,000 sq. ft. • Residential Above Potential • Require Urban Character Architectural Design Standards • Build-Out Spec Space?  Market / Vendor Stalls  Creative Job Training & Employment Programs • Neighborhood Clean-Up & Improvement Projects
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    38. 38. Allendale Total Commitment Safe Community People First: What You Said  Crime and lack of sense of safety keeps people closed in physically and spiritually  Need better policing efforts  Too many liquor stores (littering, loitering, unsafe image)  Clean up the neighborhood—tear down vacant, dilapidated structures, mow grass  Upgrade drainage, utilities, streets, sidewalks and lighting
    39. 39. Allendale Total Commitment Safe Community Project & Program Response  Gateways & Streetscape Improvements • Traffic Calming  Bus Stops & Shelters  Infrastructure Upgrades • Drainage, streets, lighting, sidewalks • Timed with development projects  Police Sub-Station • Village Center Location  Safe Design • “Eyes on the Street”
    40. 40. Allendale Total Commitment Safe Community Project & Program Response  Property Standards Sweeps  City Demolition of Dilapidated Structures  Neighborhood Clean-Ups  Improve & Expand Community Policing Program  Advance Auxiliary Police Program  Incentives for Police Officers to live in neighborhood
    41. 41. Allendale Total Commitment Healthy Community People First: What You Said  Alcohol, drugs and poverty is a problem  Allendale is medically underserved  Allendale has a high rate of low birth weight babies  Kids in the neighborhood need things to do  Beautify parks, provide more activities for families and make them safe  Preserve the beautiful, old trees in the neighborhood
    42. 42. Allendale Total Commitment Healthy Community Project & Program Response  Social Services Center • G. P. Hendrix Elementary or Village Center Tenants • Continuum of Care • Substance Abuse Programs • Preventive Healthcare Education & Screening Clinics • Parenting Education • Counseling Services • Program Development & Feasibility Study (capital & operating) • United Way, VOA & YWCA as potential lead partners
    43. 43. Allendale Total Commitment Healthy Community Project & Program Response  Parks, Linear Parks, Open Space • C.C. Antoine Park—Expanded & Reconfigured with improved playground equipment • Enhancement of Drainage Ways as Linear Parks with walking trails • I-49 Corridor—Interim use as “Central Park”  Pedestrian-Friendly Streets and Connections • Sidewalks required on all streets • Varied widths to accommodate pedestrian traffic
    44. 44. Allendale Total Commitment Celebrated Culture People First: What You Said  Children need exposure to arts and cultural opportunities  Build pride through cultural opportunities  Facilitate people interacting by creating community gathering places  Preserve historical places & use historical names in new developments  Create a neighborhood with a strong sense of place  Keep Allendale, Allendale
    45. 45. Allendale Total Commitment Celebrated Culture Project & Program Response  Ritz Theater • Performing Arts Venue & Classes  C.C. Antoine Museum • C.C. Antoine Park  Amphitheater & Festival Space • C.C. Antoine Park  Community Gathering Places • Village Center • Pierre & Looney
    46. 46. Allendale Total Commitment Celebrated Culture Project & Program Response  Historical Signage  Public Art incorporated into streetscapes, gateways, architecture  Festivals, Block Parties, Cultural & Community Events  House / Yard Beautification Programs  Community Garden (I-49 Corridor / Park)
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    51. 51. Allendale Total Commitment Accessible Quality Education People First: What You Said  There must be quality schools connected to the neighborhood for it to succeed  There are not adequate programs and resources at the neighborhood schools  Lack of programs has Allendale’s students leaving the neighborhood  Encourage schools to serve as centers of the community  Build a better relationship with the schools and CPSB  High illiteracy is a threat to the neighborhood  Give residents meaningful job skills training
    52. 52. Allendale Total Commitment Accessible Quality Education Project & Program Response  Connect School Board policies to neighborhood redevelopment  Work with CPSB to develop new models/programs to strengthen schools • Consider Charter School Concept  Establish CPSB / City Partnership to open schools for educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities
    53. 53. Allendale Total Commitment Accessible Quality Education Project & Program Response  Solicit Corporate Support for Schools • Consider Downtown Businesses  Market / Promote Neighborhood Schools  Coordinate Church After-School Programs to support neighborhood school curriculum needs  Assess day care & after school care needs; literacy, GED, adult education, job skills, job readiness, & job placement programs. Fill gaps. • Consider merging job skills training with small business incubator
    54. 54. Allendale Total Commitment Strong Leadership & Engaged Citizenry People First: What You Said  There exists a spirit of hopelessness and helplessness resulting in apathy and complacency  Need to get residents to realize that the only power to change the neighborhood is held by them  The larger Shreveport community needs to support redevelopment as a city priority  There needs to be the political will to implement the plan  Need organization to carry out the plan  Need on-going lines of communication between partners and residents
    55. 55. Allendale Total Commitment Strong Leadership & Engaged Citizenry Project & Program Response  Establish Neighborhood Non-Profit Organizational & Management Structure to Implement Plan • Leadership from each focus area • Resident representation • Churches & Non-Profit representation • Resident Advisory Committee  Establish Housing Task Force • Inner-City Focus • City / HUD Led  Improve Communication • Present Plan to as many groups as possible • Bring Partners together around collaborative projects • Regular “issue” meetings with neighborhood • Newsletter / website
    56. 56. Allendale Total Commitment Next Steps January, 2007: Finalize Phase 1 Plan Present Phase 1 Plan to MPC and City Council for Adoption Organize for Implementation Get To Work! Form Partnerships Project Program & Feasibility Studies Secure Funding
    57. 57. Allendale Total Commitment Allendale Total Commitment Allendale Phase 1 Target Area Plan Development Opportunities 10.30.06  Village Center 61 Acres  New Housing Development 38 Acres Garden Milam Murphy Pierre Allen Myrtle Logan Anna Abbie Looney Ashton Weinstock Sycamore Dale Park Poland Boisseau Denver North 200’
    58. 58. Allendale Total Commitment 10.30.06 Allendale Total Commitment People First “Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, & enthusiastically act upon….must inevitably come to pass.” Paul J. Meyer
    59. 59. Allendale Total Commitment Additional Information Bonnie Moore, Interim Director Hettie Hobdie Dept. of Community Development 673-5900 Kim Mitchell (kmitchell@mhsmarchitects.com) Sharon Swanson ( sswanson@mhsmarchitects.com) MHSM Architects 221-1623

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