Quality of Life (QOL) Plan for the NW Area
A quality-of-life plan is a document created by a wide array of local stakeholders to map out the assets and challenges faced by the community and specific, measurable goals to improve the neighborhood. These plans have been developed throughout the country and in various neighborhoods in Indianapolis including the Near East Side, and Mid-North. The plans are crucial in establishing priorities and position neighborhoods and projects for clearer consideration for additional resources. The Near East Side had completed their plan when the City was awarded the Super Bowl. Many of the neighborhood visions were brought to fruition during the Legacy Project. Essential ingredients in the Quality of Life Planning process are extensive community participation and follow up assignments to organizations to ensure the ideas are implemented. The neighbors of the NW area have been discussing the need to come together to address the area’s challenges and to envision projects that will create a healthier, more vibrant community. Flanner House is pleased to be convening a group of NW community stakeholders including neighborhood, business, church, educational, and health leaders to guide the Quality of Life Plan for the NW area. We are also fortunate that Sam Odell will be facilitating the entire planning process.
A Visioning Summit where neighbors will be encouraged to come and express their ideas is anticipated in the early part of October. Work groups will meet on a regular basis in the later part of the year to begin to implement the ideas from the Visioning Summit and then a plan will actually be written in the early part of 2014. We will keep you abreast and encourage your participation to make a stronger and healthier neighborhood!
To support, advocate for and empower individuals, children and families by applying educational, social and economic resources that moves the community towards self-sufficiency. Flanner House is a United Way agency.