Did you take public input into consideration when you chose the actions in the plan?

See question 1 for background.  The plan was developed based on findings from the South Hadley Master Plan and the SDAT vision for South Hadley Falls. The SDAT visit included a “visioning process” whereby concurrent workshops were held in Town Hall.  At that event, members of the public were asked to provide their desires for the South Hadley Falls neighborhood. The vision was then developed, with recommendations and goals to strive for in any urban renewal plan for South Hadley Falls.  Soon after it was formed, the South Hadley Redevelopment Authority (SHRA) engaged the services of an expert and experienced consultant group, McCabe Enterprises, to aid it in the production of a redevelopment plan.  The SHRA then formed a citizen’s advisory board, in order to obtain direction from the public as it moved forward on forming the redevelopment plan.  It has met with that group four times.  The SHRA has held scheduled public meetings from 2014 to the present to discuss actions related to the plan.  We have met and discussed the plan several times, as it has been developed, with our Planning Board and our Selectboard.  Members of the RA have attended monthly meetings of the South Hadley Falls Neighborhood Association to provide information and updates, and conducted surveys of residents and businesses in South Hadley Falls as part of the development of the plan.

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1. Why are we concentrating our redevelopment efforts in South Hadley Falls?
2. Do we have a vision and a strategy for redeveloping South Hadley Falls
3. Did you take public input into consideration when you chose the actions in the plan?
4. What part of South Hadley Falls is the main focus of the redevelopment effort?
5. What is a Redevelopment Authority?
6. What does an urban renewal plan look like?
7. What does South Hadley’s redevelopment plan do to improve the infrastructure in the target redevelopment area of South Hadley Falls?
8. How does this plan attempt to attract developers to South Hadley Falls?
9. Why would a parcel acquisition by the South Hadley Redevelopment Authority be necessary?
10. Can the plan be amended?
11. How come not all vacant or blighted buildings/lots are included in the plan?
12. How will the plan be funded?
13. If I have a property in the South Hadley Falls Plan area, will it restrict what I can do with it?
14. When will the actions in the plan take place?
15. How can I keep up with the implementation of the plan?
16. Is the Urban Renewal Plan the same as a Master Plan?
17. What will the plan do for me?
18. What won’t the plan do for me?
19. Is the South Hadley Redevelopment Authority acquiring my property as a part of this plan?