Cleveland Avenue Neighborhood Final Transformation Plan Approved by HUD

Cleveland Avenue Neighborhood Final Transformation Plan Approved by HUD

In May 2016, the final Cleveland Avenue Neighborhood Transformation Plan was submitted by HAWS and approved by HUD. This final plan built on all previous draft versions and incorporated substantial amounts of resident and neighborhood stakeholder feedback and comments. The final plan will be used as the framework for applying for a Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant as well as guiding the overall revitalization in the neighborhood. Though currently facing many challenges, the Transformation Plan has revealed that the Cleveland Avenue Neighborhood holds many of the key ingredients for success. Elements such as location, investment, engagement, dedication, leadership and, most importantly, skilled and committed residents, ensure that the Cleveland Avenue Neighborhood Transformation will move quickly from a plan to a reality. The final plan can be viewed...

East/Northeast Small Area Plan Update

On May 19, 2015 from 6-8 PM, the City of Winston Salem Planning Department presented on the updates planned for the East-Northeast area. At this meeting, a draft of the physical development plan for the Cleveland Ave. Transformation was presented to residents and planners in order to make sure that the zoning for the neighborhood in the small area plan allows for appropriate redevelopment in the community. This first draft provides a starting point for more focused conversations promoting community feedback on what residents would like to see in the neighborhood. We look forward to future drafts and hearing the residents’ continued...
Neighborhood Visioning Meeting – Cleveland Avenue Choice Neighborhoods

Neighborhood Visioning Meeting – Cleveland Avenue Choice Neighborhoods

A Neighborhood Visioning Meeting for the Choice Neighborhoods Cleveland Avenue Transformation Plan will be held on April 21st from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held at Biotech Place at Wake Forest Innovation Quarters, 575 N. Patterson Avenue, W-S NC 27101. Please join us in this very important conversation where you will be actively engaged in shaping the future of the Cleveland Avenue Neighborhood! We are seeking maximum participation from community residents, local property and business owners, and institutional and organizational stakeholders that have a stake in the physical plan for the redevelopment of Cleveland Avenue Homes and other parts of the immediate neighborhood. A draft conceptual physical plan for the neighborhood will be presented, vetted and enhanced by the conversation generated in this meeting. We will be identifying opportunities for new housing, community facilities, transportation projects, commercial uses and other assets. The outcome of the meeting will be a set of concepts that can be integrated into the physical plan- one of the primary components of the Cleveland Avenue Transformation Plan. Refreshments will be served. Shuttle service between Cleveland Avenue Homes and Biotech Place will be available for the...
Resident Health Update

Resident Health Update

On March 10, 2015 members of the Cleveland Avenue Neighborhood Health Committee met with project facilitators to discuss elements of the Transformation Plan’s Resident Health focus area. Committee members first viewed a presentation (March_Mtg_Health_Final_V1) which presented neighborhood health data, identified health-related challenges , and provided case studies illustrating opportunities for successful interventions. Following the presentation, committee members established Health Goals for the plan and brainstormed a list of potential supporting partners, programs, and funding sources. Three main goals for the Resident Health plan element were identified by the committee and other stakeholders: 1) Residents of the Cleveland Avenue neighborhood have reliable access to fresh, healthy, safe, and affordable food; 2) Cleveland Avenue residents have dependable access to affordable health care and appropriate levels of health insurance coverage; and 3) Cleveland Avenue neighborhood residents live in a community that promotes and supports active, healthy living. As these goals are further refined and developed, creative strategies for their achievement will identified- check back often for...
Education Update!

Education Update!

On January 26th, members of the planning team met with Education Committee members to discuss the Transformation Plan’s approach to Education Strategies. You can view the presentation here: Education_Presentation1-26 All partners recognize that education delivery and improvement is critical to the Plan’s success, and the Education Strategies will be an integral component of the Plan’s total impact on the Cleveland Ave. Neighborhood. Topics discussed included research-based trends in education improvement, case studies looking at other Choice Neighborhood grantees who are leaders in education delivery, and ways in which the lessons learned from these investigations can be applied to the Cleveland Ave Neighborhood. Please visit our Education page for additional information and updates on specific strategies for Cleveland Ave.!...