Community Development Implementation Strategy

Submitted by City of Wooster on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 2:13pm

2017 Community Development Implementation Strategy (CDIS)

Hosted by the City of Wooster, Department of Community Service and Development

Contact: Jonathan Millea, AICP - Development Coordinator (330.263.5250)

January 31, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Council Chambers - City Hall
538 N. Market Street
Wooster, Ohio 44691

This meeting immediately follows the CDBG Public Hearing 1 occurring at 12:00 PM.

Meeting Overview

As part of the City of Wooster's participation in the Community Development Block Grant Program, which has funded multiple infrastructure and service projects throughout the year, this CDIS meeting will bring community stakeholders together in order to help better identify needs and to prioritize projects for future grant funding. Stakeholders for 2017 include, but are not limited to, the Wayne Metropolitan Housing Authority, Wayne County Planning Commission , STEPS at Liberty Center , Main Street Wooster Inc., the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce , the Wayne Economic Development Council, and City of Wooster Divisions (Engineering Department, Building Department, Planning and Zoning, Parks & Recreation, Public Properties Maintenance, Development). This meeting is advertised as open to the public on multiple postings.

1. Introduction and Welcome

-  Overview and Purpose of the Community Development Implementation Strategy

-  Overview of CDBG Programs and How Grants may assist the Community

            a.  Allocation Program

            b.  Neighborhood Revitalization

            c.  Downtown Revitalization

            d.  Critical Infrastructure

            e.  Targets of Opportunity

            f.  Economic Development

- Grants and RLF

            g.  Residential Public Infrastructure:

2. Community Needs and Project Planning

We will share needs and project ideas at this session. We will also share comments from any stakeholder who was not able to attend.  While there will be many needs, CDBG funding is geared toward addressing three National Objectives: 1) Improving quality of life for low-to-moderate income persons, 2.) Removing slum and blight, or 3.) Addressing a critical community need, such as accessibility. Stakeholders will examine these concerns in order in an open group discussion.

     -  Needs and Solutions for aiding Low-to-Moderate Income Residents

     -  Needs and Solutions for aiding the Removal of Slum and Blight

     -  Needs and Solutions for aiding Critical Community-wide Concerns

3. Questions / Concluding Comments / Thank You!

POSTING: Wooster City Administration Building - Atrium Bulletin Board - Display 1/6/2017 through 1/31/2017.  This Office Welcomes comments.  We encourage anyone wishing to offer feedback, comments, or ideas on needs or projects that could be assisted with grant funding to write/email/telephone to the City of Wooster Development Coordinator at the contact information provided above.