Community Workshop, March 24
The communities of Gulfport's Turkey Creek Watershed Gulfport are valuable historic neighborhoods fortunate to be defined by strong community ties, historic homes and landmarks, and an open space corridor around Turkey Creek. We are also located at "ground zero" of our city and region's existing and planned transportation infrastructure. To preserve our assets and way of life, the neighborhoods of North Gulfport, Forrest Heights, Rolling Meadows, Villa del Rey, 28th Street West and Turkey Creek can benefit from improved city services, economic development opportunities, and coordinated neighborhood planning, particularly as we rebuild after years of disinvestment and disaster.
To launch the community planning process, Turkey Creek Community Initiatives and the North Gulfport Community Land Trust invited residents of Turkey Creek and North Gulfport, city and county staff and state representatives to meet in October 2005 and create a shared vision for the future of Turkey Creek and North Gulfport. Together, this group identified goals and strategies to help preserve our local heritage and assets.
The next step in the planning process is a community workshop. The goal of this workshop is to present the possible strategies to rebuild our communities and hear your feedback on the future of these communities. Your ideas will be integrated into the Community Plan. Everyone with an interest in improving and preserving Turkey Creek and North Gulfport is encouraged to attend the next Community Workshop:
January 7th, 2006
2 - 5 p.m.
Good Deeds Community Center
15101 Madison Street, Gulfport
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