No. 2: Identify Underused Open Space and Mall-Sprawl; Develop Neighborhood Centers

Action Name:

Identify underused open space (public & private properties) and mall/ sprawl repair; Identify Potential for Neighborhood Centers

Brief Description of Action:

Create new, sustainable affordable neighborhoods with appropriate services and amenities

What are the goals for this action? If this action is successful, what will be the outcome?

•Connect with work environments
•Provide desirable workforce housing environment
•Increase walkability
•Reduce transportation costs
•Connected, affordable, interesting, sustainable development

For this action to be successful, who else needs to be involved?

•Workforce Housing Coalition
•Portsmouth Housing Authority
•Developers
•Housing Trust Fund
•City Planners
•Planning Board

What are the first steps to take to move this action forward?

•Identify citizen advocates
•Portsmouth Sustainability Initiative
•Publicity/ Press Release
•Steering Committee

People Interested in working to move this action forward:

This action was identified as a good idea by workshop participants , but no one signed up to work on it.

If you’d like to be part of a group that does, send email to portsmouthsmart21@gmail.com.

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