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COMMUNITY INPUT

Drawings of issues and opportunities from the first community meeting, illustrated by community members.

Community Meeting: October 15, 2001

Participants also identified community assets:

Community Meeting: November 19, 2001

The first community meeting included three presentations, community discussion, and a short design session. Jerry Fawcett of the Metro Planning

Department spoke about the process of sub-area planning and neighborhood design. Michael Emrick, Germantown resident and neighborhood historian, spoke about the history of the area and its revitaliza- tion. Mark Schimmenti, Nashville Civic Design Center, discussed principles of urban design.

Diversity of building stock General neighborhood continuity Historic structures Mass transit Mixed-uses Proximity to downtown Cumberland River Views of city

alkability

Prior to the November 19 meeting, the Civic Design Center held a public workshop on November 6. Planning Department staff, community residents, and property owners joined Design Center staff to discuss the issues of connections and centers, access to the Cumberland River, and the future of the Werthan Bag facility.

At the November 19 meeting, the Civic Design Center presented preliminary research findings and

Meeting participants identified a number of issues facing the community. A list of these follows:

Alleys (overgrown and accessibility issues) Crime Lack of children’s services Lack of playgrounds Land ownership Litter Morgan Park (underused, surroundings) Noise (industrial, construction) Odor ( aster ater reatment Plant) Parking Streets (sidewalks, traffic calming)

acant lots

Nashville Civic Design Center Report: The neighborhoods north of downtown Nashville page 9

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