Economic Opportunity

Economic Opportunity was a major consideration over the course of the planning process. Opportunities for residents to obtain jobs and financial resources are crucial to successful communities and the South Division Corridor is no exception.

There are several major economic opportunity goals that shaped the content of this plan. One of the most important goals is two-pronged: to encourage ownership of assets and property among minority and low-income residents, as well as ownership of their community and the conversation on their collective future. This concept of empowering residents to take control of their neighborhood from outside interests is central to the South Division Corridor Plan and will be critical to the future success of the neighborhood.

Priority Projects

The following Priority Projects that are intended to be led by the City and other community partners to help promote progress. These projects vary widely in size and scope but all of them are strategic in their purpose to effect positive change. The Plan recommends that the community consider three projects as the highest priorities for the Economic Opportunity implementation agenda. The Priority Projects were designed and specifically selected as catalysts for creating positive activity through interconnection of new services and uses for the South Division Corridor and surrounding community. These are projects that have the potential to stimulate the revitalization of the area and trigger positive momentum for quality improvements and renewal. The Projects were developed through Meaningful Engagement and were prioritized through the voting of community members, the Steering Committee and the individual Working Group. To download all the projects click the link below.