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Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Marina Vista – Alder Grove

U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced on November 22, 2013 that the City of Sacramento Housing Authority administered by Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency will receive a $500,000 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant. Sacramento is one of only nine communities across the U.S. to receive the funding from a $4.7 million award.

SHRA submitted an application to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in May 2013 for up to $500,000 in 2013 Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Planning Grant funds to assist in the development of a Neighborhood Transformation Plan for the revitalization of the Marina Vista and Alder Grove public housing communities. The proposed Plan would redevelop the existing fully occupied complexes to create 751 public housing replacement units in vibrant mixed-use and mixed-income communities serving households with a wide range of incomes.

HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI) Planning Grant expands the reach of the HOPE VI program which focused on improving severely distressed public housing. The strategy developed under the CNI Planning Grant incorporates current or future revitalization planning efforts in surrounding neighborhoods and former redevelopment areas. The grant is intended to help communities develop a comprehensive Neighborhood Transformation Plan (NTP), identify strategic investment opportunities for renewal of these properties complementary to the surrounding area, and develop the necessary partnership support for the plan to be successfully implemented.

Planning grant applicants must focus on the revitalization of severely distressed public and/or HUD assisted housing in high-poverty neighborhoods. For the application, SHRA is using the same neighborhood boundaries as approved by the Housing Authority of the City Board . The proposed Planning Area Boundary meets application threshold requirements for determining neighborhood eligibility. Additionally, given the size of the public housing communities (over 60 acres combined), their location and proximity to a key commercial corridor (Broadway), as well as to downtown Sacramento, these communities provide the greatest opportunity for redevelopment and revitalization of both the housing developments themselves and the surrounding neighborhood. 

The NTP developed through the Choice Neighborhoods Planning program will complement and draw upon existing planning and design efforts of the adjacent Northwest Land Park Planned Unit Development and will be created in partnership with existing community residents, local stakeholders and partner organizations who will provide technical expertise to various aspects of the plan including but not limited to urban design, education and youth empowerment, food access, transportation and mobility, services and employment.

Sacramento is the only Housing Authority in California to receive the grant which will be used to augment the nearly $1 million in other public and developer funds previously allocated for development of the NTP.The grant could provide a significant financial benefit for the City by leveraging millions of dollars in other public and private funds. As part of an approved implementation plan, those funds would be used to revitalize and integrate public housing into a mixed income development affordable to a range of income levels. The planning process is estimated to take 18-24 months.

Contact:
Celia Yniguez, Management Analyst
cyniguez@shra.org

Click the links to view the following documents related to the proposed CNI Neighborhood Transformation Plan for Marina Vista - Alder Grove.

Please go to the new Upper Land Park – Broadway CNI website for new information

CNI Aerial Map Marina Vista - Alder Grove

Upper Land Park - Broadway Application
Upper Land Park Background Report
Upper Land Park Background Report Appendix

CNI Planning Grant Overview February 27 2014
ULP-B Overview Brochure October 2014
FAQs 7 29 14
New Helvetia & Alder Grove National Historic District Registration Form 2014

Community Advisory Committee

Schedule:  Fourth Thursday of the month
Time:  5pm
Location: Leataata Floyd Elementary School
401 McClatchy Way, Room 9, Library
Sacramento, CA 95818-2806
Contact:  Celia Yniguez at cyniguez@shra.org or 916-440-1350 to confirm.

 

Housing Task Force

Schedule:  First Tuesday of the month
Time:  5pm
Location: 2555 3rd Street, 2nd Floor conference room
Contact:  Art May at ULP.B.CNI@related.com or 510-903-2051 to confirm.

Neighborhood Task Force

Schedule:  Second Monday of the month
Time:  5pm
Location: 2555 3rd Street, 2nd Floor conference room
Contact:  Scot Mende at smende@cityofsacramento.org or 916) 808-4756 to confirm.

People Task Force

Schedule:  Varies
Time:  5
Location: 
Contact:  Erik Krengel at ekrengel@mercyhousing.org or (916) 414-4416 to confirm dates and times.

 

Community Advisory Committee Agendas and Handouts

CAC\CAC Mtg 1 Feb 27 14 agenda and handouts
CAC\CAC Mtg 2 March 27 14 agenda and handouts
CAC\CAC Mtg 3 April 24 14 agenda and handouts
CAC\CAC Mtg 4 May 22 2014 agenda and handouts
CAC\CAC Mtg 5 June 14 agenda and handouts
CAC\CAC Mtg 6 July 24 2014 agenda and handouts
CAC\CAC Mtg 7 August 28 2014 agenda and handouts
CAC\CAC Mtg 8 September 25 2014 agenda
CAC\CAC Mtg 8 September 25 2014 Housing Fiinance Presentation

Housing Task Force Agendas and Handouts

Housing Task Force\HTF Mtg 1 May 13 2014 agenda and handouts
Housing Task Force\HTF Mtg 2 June 18 2014 notes
Housing Task Force\HTF Mtg 3 July 1 2014 agenda and notes
Housing Task Force\HTF Mtg 4 August 5 2014 agenda and notes
Housing Task Force\HTF Mtg 5 Agenda September 2 2014 agenda and handouts
Housing Task Force\HTF Mtg 6 October 7 2014 agenda and handouts

Neighborhood Task Force Agendas and Handouts

Neighborhood Task Force\NTF Mtg 1 March 10 2014 Agenda and handouts
Neighborhood Task Force\NTF Mtg 1 March 10 2014 Report Summary
Neighborhood Task Force\NTF Mtg 2 April 21 2014 Agenda and handouts
Neighborhood Task Force\NTF Mtg 3 May 12 2014 Agenda and Handoouts
Neighborhood Task Force\NTF Mtg 4 June 9 2014 Agenda and Handout
Neighborhood Task Force\NTF Mtg 5 July 14 2014 Agenda and Handouts
Neighborhood Task Force\NTF Mtg 6 July 31 2014 Handouts and Notes
Neighborhood Task Force\NTF Mtg 7 August 21 2014 Visioning Session Notes

People Task Force Agendas and Handouts

People Task Force\PTF Mt 1 March 12 2014

Community Meetings

Community Meetings\March 24 2014
Community Meetings\August 7 and 9 2014
Community Meetings\September 3 2014 Agenda and handouts
Community Meetings\September 3 2014 Vision Exercise Station Boards

Links to Resources

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Choice Neighborhoods

Choice Neighborhoods – Other Grantees’ Websites