Crown Hill Urban Village

What’s Happening Now?

If you couldn't make it to Workshop #3 on June 23, take the online survey and let us know what you think!

At the first two workshops, you shared great ideas on how you want Crown Hill to balance livability and growth. Based on the feedback we heard from you at Workshop 2 and from other outreach events, City staff has worked to refine strategies and actions that the community and City can collaborate on. This survey is about desired design outcomes for future buildings and streets in specific places so that City staff can develop policies that guide future development and investments. Based on what we heard so far, the survey focuses on several key topics:

  • Creating a pedestrian-oriented commercial core near 90th and Mary Ave
  • Planning for future redevelopment on 15th/Holman
  • Strategies and design concepts for implementing low-cost sidewalk alternatives in residential areas
  • Types of open space & locations
  • Priority topics for future Design Guidelines

Crown Hill Project Goal Timeline

Please help us spread the word by and forwarding this survey on to your Crown Hill Neighbors!

Want to learn more about the Crown Hill Urban Village and the community planning process?

  • Read about what we've heard so far, and how ideas have continued to be refined in the Project Documents page
  • Check out our interactive story map full of information about the neighborhood and about community planning; or
  • For more background, see our community planning overview.
  • See the anticipated project timeline.

Ongoing Outreach

We are continuing our community outreach to ensure our planning process engages a full range of community stakeholders. Help us spread the word and let your networks know about our upcoming events, or invite us to your community meeting or event. If you'd like to get emails about events and updates, please subscribe to our email list!

Celebrate summer at the Holman Grove Street Festival July 25 at 4:30pm. We will be painting the street! There will also be free popsicles, a DJ, the Crown Hill Market, and Off the Rez food truck! Sponsored by the Crown Hill Village Association:
Holman Grove Street Festival flyer

What's Happened So Far?

Online Survey #1: Community Assets, Issues and Opportunities (Oct - Dec. 2018)
Over 220 people responded to help us identify what is in the area now, what the community needs, and how they want to see things improved. See the results here.

Community Workshop #1: Information & Ideas (Oct. 13, 2018) The first community workshop on October 13 focused sharing information and data on Crown Hill, and getting ideas from community members about what you want the neighborhood to be in the future. If you couldn't make it, you can view PDFs of the boards.

Community Workshop #2: Exploring Solutions (March 3, 2019) The second workshop was about exploring strategies to address community priorities. City staff provided ideas based on what we heard from you at the first workshop, and you all helped provide feedback to improve these strategies. View PDFs of the boards, or summary notes.

Online Survey #2 (March - May 2019) This online survey was a way for community members who couldn't make it to the workshop to provide input. You can read those survey results here.

Workshop #3: Refine & Prioritize (June 23, 2019) We asked you to help refine and develop ideas into policies, strategies, and actions. We asked for your feedback on desired design outcomes for future buildings and streets in specific places so that City staff can develop policies that guide future development and investments.

View PDFs of the boards from the workshop, read the summary of what we heard, or take the survey!

Project Goals

The City and community will work to develop a Community Action Plan that identifies priority issues and opportunities in the neighborhood. The plan will result in recommendations and specific steps the City and community can take to foster a vibrant, walkable, and healthy neighborhood.

We've heard the following themes during previous community conversations, and will continue to engage with the community on these and other issues:

  • Create a walkable town center with a variety of businesses and services
  • Improve pedestrian and bicycle connections, especially to parks, schools, and transit
  • Foster safe, and engaging public spaces and streetscapes
  • Add and retain affordable housing in the neighborhood
  • Improve stormwater drainage
  • Shape new development to benefit the neighborhood
  • Balance growth with livability

Get Involved

Your feedback will help guide community priorities and future investments in the neighborhood.

Ongoing Outreach
We are continuing our community outreach to ensure our planning process engages a full range of community stakeholders. Help us spread the word and let your networks know about our upcoming events, or invite us to your community meeting or event. If you'd like to get emails about events and updates, please subscribe to our email list!

Online Engagement
We have a variety of online tools where you can learn about the project and process, identify key concerns and opportunities for improvement in the neighborhood, and help guide the vision for Crown Hill in the future:

  • Take our most recent survey to provide feedback about ideas on how to address community priorities (coming soon).
  • Learn about the Crown Hill Urban Village with an interactive online storymap; or
  • Drop a pin on our map and let us know what your ideas are!

Community Workshops
A series of four Community Workshops will be held from October 2018 - June 2019 to provide a place to collaborate on developing an action plan around key priorities and to guide growth and coordinate investments in livability in the Crown Hill Urban Village.

The next community workshop is anticipated to be in May/June. Sign up for our email list to get updates!

Project Documents

Community Workshop #3: Refine and Prioritize

Community Workshop #2: Exploring Emerging Directions

Online Survey #2: Exploring Ideas for the Future of Crown Hill

Community Workshop #1: Learn, Listen & Vision

Online Survey: Community Assets, Issues and Opportunities

Community Planning in Crown Hill

Project Timeline

This effort is expected to run through the end of 2019. Below is a general outline of the anticipated process, including what the outcomes and focus of community engagement will be for each phase.

Timeline graphic for the Crown Hill Project

Phase I: Organize (Q3 2018)

  • Identify stakeholders and community groups
  • Develop planning schedule and key dates

Phase II: Share, Learn & Vision (Q3 2018 - Q4 2018)

  • Explore data and trends
  • Identify challenges, opportunities, goals and priorities
  • Develop vision and guiding principles

Phase III: Explore Strategies (Q4 2018 - Q2 2019)

  • Develop and explore short and long term strategies and tools with community and agency partners

Phase IV: Finalize (Q2 2019 - Q3 2019)

  • Vet and finalize key strategies and actions with community and agency partners

Phase V: Implement (Q3 2019 - Q4 2019)

  • Conduct regulatory process for adoption
  • Collaborate with community and agency partners for near-term actions