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Kingsport Midtown Choice Neighborhood October 9, 2013. AGENDA. Welcome & Introductions Kingsport Choice Neighborhood Initiative Focus Group Meetings Neighborhood Framework & Redevelopment Area Next Steps. Choice Neighborhood Initiative. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Kingsport Midtown Choice Neighborhood October 9, 20131AGENDAWelcome & Introductions

Kingsport Choice Neighborhood Initiative

Focus Group Meetings

Neighborhood Framework & Redevelopment Area

Next StepsChoice Neighborhood InitiativeChoice Neighborhoods grants transform distressed neighborhoods and public and assisted projects into viable and sustainable mixed-income neighborhoods by linking housing improvements with appropriate services, schools, public assets, transportation, and access to jobs.KHRA has received a $300,000 Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) Planning Grant by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)One of 17 grantees across the countryGOAL: Develop a comprehensive Transformation Plan to revitalize the target neighborhood planning area.Planning Goals - Develop a TRANSFORMATION PLAN forHOUSINGEnergy efficient, mixed-income, one-for-one replacement

NEIGHBORHOODWell-functioning, economically viable, mixed-income neighborhoods

PEOPLEImproved health, safety, employment, mobility, and education

The City of Kingsport

Eastman Chemical Company

Domtar Northeast State Community College

Kingsport City Schools

Holston Valley Medical Center / Wellmont ANCHOR INSTITUTIONS

Key Partners and StakeholdersHousingAppalachian Service ProjectEastern Eight Community Development Lee Apartments Resident AssociationMichael Brady Inc.Master Developer (to be determined)

PeopleAlliance for Business & TrainingBig Brothers Big Sisters of East TennesseeBoys and Girls Club of Greater Kingsport DomtarEastman Chemical CompanyET & CS Frontier HealthKingsport Chamber of CommerceKingsport City SchoolsLiteracy Council of KingsportNortheast State Community CollegeRural Health Services Consortium The Sullivan County Department of Human ServicesWellmont Health System - Holston Valley Medical CenterUETHDA UETHDA - Head Start Kingsport Senior Center

NeighborhoodDomtarEastman Chemical CompanyKingsport Chamber of CommerceKingsport TomorrowNortheast State Community CollegeSouth Central Kingsport Community Development Inc.United Way of Greater Kingsport

The City of KingsportDevelopment Services Planning, Community DevelopmentEconomic DevelopmentFireMetro Transportation Planning/Kingsport Area Transit ServiceParks, Recreation & LeisurePolicePublic Works

Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority (KHRA) - Board, Residents & StaffPlanning Initiative Lead

Urban Collage (UC) Principal Planning Coordinator

The Communities Group International (TCGI) Community Planning, Finance & Development Consultant

Real Property Research Group Economic Development and Market Analyst

Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc. Environmental and Civil Engineer


PennroseHousing Lead Development PartnerTEAM

Jointly, the Focus Groups will design and implement the transformation planning process over the 24 month grant-planning period.Steering Committee will promote consensus.Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority will lead the planning processKingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority, City and Anchor InstitutionsSteering CommitteeEducationEconomic Self-SufficiencyHealthSafetyTransportSeniorsYouthOverview: Planning StructureNortheast State Community College will serve as an independent Monitoring and Evaluation entity and will track progress.Stakeholders will provide input, confirm findings, and provide consensus throughout the transformation planning process.Lee Resident Association9Kingsport in 1919

Physical ContextA Center with established assets

Bounded by:Kingsport Greenbelt on the north; Center Street, Railroads, and Wilcox Drive on the west and south; Center Street, Wateree Street, Piedmont Drive and Dorothy Street on the east.


Physical ContextThe TARGET HousingResearch and Data Collection

Examine Issues and Needs

Develop Sustainable Transformation Strategies and Indicators to Measure Outcomes, and a community Vision and Goals forHousingPeopleNeighborhood

Coalesce the Overall Vision and Planned Outcomes by Preparing Action Plans to Achieve the Long-Term Livability Objectives for Housing, People and the Neighborhood

Finalize and Document the Transformation Plan

ITransformation Planning Process (24 Months)

13Whats been Accomplished?$300,000 HUD grant

Partners identified

HUD site visit Feb 14, 2013Two planning phases: I - Overall NeighborhoodII Target Area

Existing Conditions, Demographics and Socio economic data and assets mapped for Midtown Neighborhood

Surveys administered

Focus Group Meetings May 13-15, 2013July 23-26, 2013Sept 11 13, 2013

Steering Committee July 26, 2013Sept 25, 2013

Public MeetingsPartner & Community Meeting Dec 10, 2012Community Meeting Feb 14Workshop 1 Aug 29Workshop 2 Oct 10

Resident Meeting April 24, 2012Kickoff Meeting Dec 10, 2012Monthly

FOCUS GROUP MEETINGSFOCUS GROUP UPDATES: CROSS CUTTING STRATEGIESPromote Existing Programs: marketing strategies; websites, newsletters, flyers, texting.Organize underutilized buses/vans such as churches, KHRA, private volunteersIncrease availability of affordable childcare

FOCUS GROUP UPDATES: ECONOMIC SELF SUFFICIENCY STRATEGIESResolve lack of affordable child care facilitiesDevelop barter board to exchange servicesTraining programs for entrepreneursTransportation

FOCUS GROUP UPDATES: EDCUATION STRATEGIESPromote existing programsUnited WE READ programs in neighborhood elementary schoolsUtilize free on-line resources: Khan AcademyMentors with success storiesUse Title School resourcesTransportation

FOCUS GROUP UPDATES: HEALTH STRATEGIESPromote existing programsTransportationUtilize Cooking MattersIncrease size of Health Dept. and include dentalUse UT Extension ServicesDental student loan-forgiveness for community service commitment

FOCUS GROUP UPDATES: SAFETY STRATEGIESCommunity policingDevelop new park patrolsFire ER outreach and educationHousing and help for homeless

FOCUS GROUP UPDATES: SENIOR STRATEGIESPromote existing programsTransportationMaximize Senior Center useDevelop food pantryMaster gardeners and community gardensSenior hot lineAARP mentor up program

FOCUS GROUP UPDATES: TRANSPORTATION STRATEGIESOrganize use of underutilized vehiclesUse Ways to Work programReduce senior and veteran faresBike share program and bike centerAmbassador programs for walking with children

FOCUS GROUP UPDATES: YOUTH STRATEGIESPromote existing programsTransportationPromote Young Life programs for 15 to 24 yearsIncrease job training programs for 18 to 24 yearsDevelop cultural activities on site


Social Context: DemographicsPopulation in 2010 4399 (1.73% increase from 2000)Housing Units in 2010 2308 (1.3% increase since 2000)

25Attributes: Land Use

Attributes: Residential Neighborhood DistrictsRoller Street DistrictCherokee VillageChurch Circle Residential DistrictGibson Mill DistrictWatauga Street DistrictNorth Center Street DistrictSullivan-Center DistrictFrank Cloud ApartmentsPark Hill Historic DistrictWhite City Historic District

Neighborhood Framework: Development

Target Redevelopment AreaNEXT STEPSWorkshop #2 Finalize Framework and Target Area Conceptual Development Plan for Target AreaDevelop Focus Group StrategiesDISCUSSIONQUESTIONS AND ANSWERSProject Website: