To view the final Vision Russell Transformation Plan (1/2017), click here.
To view the executive summary of the Vision Russell Transformation Plan (1/2017), click here.
To view the progress report (7/2019) of the Vision Russell Transformation Plan, click here
Community participation and input continues to be essential to the implementation of a truly transformative and successful plan for Russell. Therefore, ongoing efforts are being made to keep residents and stakeholders informed and involved throughout the entire planning process.
Extensive input continues to be gathered from residents, stakeholders and business owners on Russell’s needs and strengths through the Choice Neighborhoods Coordinating Committee, which meets quarterly. LMHA’s Choice Neighborhoods team provides information about Vision Russell’s efforts on this website, as well as through weekly E-blasts. A quarterly newsletter highlighting opportunities to get involved and progress on implementing the Vision Russell Transformation Plan is mailed to every household in the neighborhood.
To see past newsletters click here.
To sign up for the weekly Vision Russell e-blast, click here.
Summary of Russell Transformation Plan Goals:
A. IMPROVE EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES
Goal A.1: Russell children enter kindergarten ready to learn.
Goal A.2: Russell school age children are proficient in core academic subjects, and graduate high school college or career ready.
B. IMPROVE HEALTH AND SAFETY
Goal B.1: Residents enjoy good health and strong sense of well-being.
Goal B.2: Russell’s built environment supports health and safety.
C. CREATE STRONG RETAIL/SERVICE CENTERS AND EXPAND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL
Goal C.1: Russell residents are financially secure.
Goal C.2: Existing Russell businesses are encouraged to stay and grow, and new commercial activities are drawn to the area to further stimulate growth.
D. INCREASE THE AVAILABILITY OF HIGH QUALITY, MIXED-INCOME HOUSING
Goal D.1: Beecher Terrace replacement housing is located in vibrant, sustainable, mixed-income communities that serve as catalysts for new investment.
Goal D.2: Russell offers a variety of high-quality, affordable and market-rate homeownership and rental housing opportunities.
E. IMPROVE COMMUNITY CONNECTIVITY
Goal E.1: Russell residents are engaged in their community, civic life, and connected to resources.
Goal E.2: Residents have safe and convenient multi-modal transportation options to access services, amenities and jobs.
Goal E.3: Russell residents have the skills, tools, and ability to access and use modern technology and the internet.