Operation Better Block, Inc. has completed the Community Cluster Planning Process in our target area, and has already begun the process in the Rosedale, Brushton Avenue area. This model created by OBB is designed to intentionally draw out residents who have not been active in the community, while also ensuring that we are representing all the residents, business owners, and organizations within that cluster area. Through this planning process, we will develop strategies to address issues that residents voice as important, along with community safety, business development, transportation, and strategies to address the challenge of blighted and abandoned properties within Homewood. The plan will not only address the issues, but more importantly residents become responsible and take action and participate in the work.
The ultimate goal of the Cluster Planning Process is to build a neighborhood that is more stable, safe, green, and sustainable. Because the plans will not only address physical space, but also social structure, the quality of life for the neighborhood will improve. All of the cluster plans will be put together to create the overall community comprehensive development plan. The comprehensive development plan will be used to guide and direct development in Homewood. With successful implementation of the cluster and comprehensive plans, residents who live in Homewood will want to stay here and those from other areas will be drawn to the neighborhood.