The Charrette Process

Charrette Schedule

Tuesday, April 26th:

5pm-7pm: Charrette Kick-Off

Thursday, April 28th: 

8:00am-10am: Breakfast and Public Input Session

10:00am-11am: Focused Stakeholder Session

- Health & Wellness

- Faith Community

- Community Advocates/ Cultural Preservationists

- Community Stakeholders

3:00pm-4pm: Focused Stakeholder Session

- Education

- Arts/Humanities

- Health & Wellness

- Philanthropy/NPOs

1:00pm-2:45pm: Public Input Session

5:30pm-7pm: Informal Drop-In Session

Friday, April 29th 

8:00am-10am: Breakfast and Public Input Session

10:00am-11am: Focused Stakeholder Session

-Business Owners

-Finance/Resource Development

-Philanthropy/NPOs

-Community Advocates/Cultural Preservationists

3:00pm-4pm: Focused Stakeholder Session

-Community Development

-Land Ownership

-Elected Officials

-Transportation/ Infrastructure

1:00pm-2:45pm: Public Input Session

5:30pm-7pm: Informal Drop-In Session

Saturday, April 30th 

9:00-10:00: Final Public Input Session at MVBC Sanctuary (Drop-in) 

10:00am‐11:30am: Momentum Youth Ride

10:00-12:30: Closed Input Session for Mountain View Baptist Church Members Only

 

A charrette is an intensive planning session where citizens, designers and others collaborate on a vision for development. It provides a forum for ideas and offers the unique advantage of giving immediate feedback to the designers. 

 

The goal of the charrette is to create master plan for the community. This  is a “map” to help the community, landowners, developers,  and the neighborhood agree as to what Newtown should become and the  appropriate steps to begin and implement the plan. Through the planning process the sponsors of the plan hope to achieve a  broad consensus from the stake holders to support the plan and its  implementation.

Associated with that implementation is setting up a forum that will help to  reframe and amend the plan as it moves forward.  Through the development of the master plan the forum will be created and its  operating principles will be set in place. 

Newtown's  Envisioned  Future:

Social Value

A strong AFAM presence and diverse community identity of low, moderate and upper middle-class  residents. A safe and trusted environment for people of color to live, work and play. 

Employment

A vibrant private sector and

entrepreneurial scene

Housing

Innovative and variety of affordable housing typology for different stages of life.

Food

Co-located grocery store/community garden/food source for ease of access to healthy foods.