Strategic Planning Committee for Vaughan-Worth-Bridge Revitalization
The Committee’s charge is to develop options for future use of City-owned property in these areas and report back to the City Council with strategic recommendations as to how the City can best use its property in service to the community. Topics to be covered should address land use, urban design, public infrastructure, and timing. The Committee should make semi-annual reports to the Council until it has reached completion of its charge.
Councilor Rebecca Perkins, Chair
Councilor Nancy Pearson
Vince Lombardi (HDC Member)
Dexter Legg (Planning Board Member)
Everett Eaton (EDC Member)
Barbara DeStefano (Downtown Resident)
Jay McSharry (Downtown Business)
David Moore (Ex-officio Member)
June 28th Listening Session Details
Strategic Planning Committee for Vaughan-Worth-Bridge Revitalization To read about the Committee’s work and the background on the listening session, please see the recent news releases below.
On Wednesday June 28, 2017, the Strategic Planning Committee for Vaughan-Worth-Bridge Revitalization will hold a public listening session at 6:30 p.m. at the Discover Portsmouth Center.
The Committee has established a variety of modes for members of the public to participate, in addition to participating at the Listening Session itself. Members of the public are welcome to avail themselves of the opportunities below as well as come to the Listening Session. While a public listening session for the public will be held on June 28th, members of the public who can’t attend or who wish to submit their comments via other means are invited to avail themselves of one or all of the following tools.
Reminder: The Committee’s charge is to develop options for future use of City-owned property in these areas and report back to the City Council with strategic recommendations as to how the City can best use its property in service to the community. Topics to be covered should address land use, urban design, public infrastructure, and timing. The study area includes City-owned parcels known as the Bridge Street lot, Vaughan Mall Lot (formerly Worth Lot) and the Vaughan Mall, as well as the public rights-of way between the future Foundry Place Garage and the Islington Street and Maplewood Avenue Intersection.
For more information about the Committee’s work and the study area, please see the Committee Meeting Materials section of this website.
Comment form on Website: Members of the public can submit written comments via a web comment form. Comments will be collected and provide to the Committee prior to the June 28th Listening Session. To do so scroll below.
Submit files: Members of the public are also invited to submit files to the Committee via the Committee’s “Drop Box” established for this purpose (https://goo.gl/ud3SeU). Members of the public are encouraged to submit their own drawings, illustrations, images of example streetscapes or other urban design elements or even videos to the Committee. The public are encouraged to load .pdf files that include their images, slides, or drawings in one electronic file as opposed to multiple separate files.
Mark-up Maps: A .pdf file of study area maps can be veiwed here (click here) which can be printed and marked-up by community members. Members can scan or and submit their marked-up drawings via Drop Box above or send to Portsmouth City Hall attention “Vaughan-Worth-Bridge Strategic Planning Committee”.