Crown Hill Urban Village

What’s Happening Now?

Thank you for attending our workshop on June 23 and taking the latest online survey! Your feedback is helping shape the draft Action Plan and ideas for policies that will guide future development and investments.

City staff are working to develop a Draft Community Action Plan that will outline strategies and ideas to address community priorities in the n

We will publish a draft document later this fall and host one more workshop to get feedback and mobilize on specific projects.

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

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!

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 and read the summary notes.

Online Survey #3 (July - August 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.

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

Online Survey #3: Refine and Prioritize

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