On Saturday April 6th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Rise hosted the first of two planned pop-up stations. The pop-up station was held at Personal Touch Boutique, a local business within the planning area, owned by Winstanley Steering Committee member Derrick Maxwell.Residents and community stakeholders were able to complete a survey based on the four themes of the plan, which are: Economic Mobility, Residential Vitality, Public Realm, and Social Well-Being.
The fourth community workshop was held at New Salem Place Apartments. This workshop was one of the most highly attended workshops over the course of community engagement activities. Many residents participated who had not attended previous community engagement events. The workshop produced robust discussion that generated key concepts and ideas. The engagement stimulated informative and productive conversations.
Community members were provided information on the Winstanley Plan website and were given a survey to gather more data on the communities housing needs. The workshop session engaged the community and many of the members in attendance were very vocal and provided valuable insight on solutions for a revitalized and sustainable community.
On Thursday, January 17, 2019, the second community workshop took place at New Life Community Church. The workshop focused on the topics of Jobs and Transportation. This information was captured in a group setting. However, a deep dive took place by dividing the room into groups.
The Steering Committee meeting involved each member sharing their thoughts about effectiveness of the planning activity that focused on identifying strengths, weaknesses and challenges. Further, each member self-reflected on their individual outreach efforts in getting members of the public to attend the kickoff meeting.
The kick-off meeting was attended by nearly 50 residents and community stakeholders to discuss the purpose and importance of a community-based plan to help create a collective vision and develop goals and strategies to align policy, investment and collaboration for the next 20 years.
Thursday, November 29, 2018 the Steering Committee held its first working meeting. Rise facilitated a meeting with the Steering Committee to outline dates and places for all future Steering Committee meetings as well as community meetings and workshops.
The Steering Committee will guide each phase of this community planning process with support from the planning team. Members will help ensure the voice and opinions of the community are incorporated into the overall vision and plan. On November 29, the planning team hosted the new members of the Steering Committee to begin their on-board for the planning process.
East St. Louis, IL 62201. This was the second workshop focused on developing an active design prototype for the community building located 1100-1142 Martin Luther King Drive.
Reverend Watson and Dennis Jackson opened up the meeting with introductions of MSDC, Design Alliance, HT, and Rise Community Development and also presented the agenda for the active design workshop.
Community members were asked to participate in an activity by writing down their answers to the following discussion question: Do you see East STL as a place that provides opportunities for physical activity? Why or why not? Participants then broke into small groups to further brainstorm about ideas for how to further integrate active design into the community.