Our first community plan, A Vision for East Liberty, produced in 1999, helped guide our neighborhood’s recovery from urban renewal efforts. Recognizing the success that followed the 1999 plan, we decided to come together again to include new and old neighbors and expand and refine our vision. Through a process of community meetings, a broad range of people who live, work, shop, play, worship, and invest in East Liberty shared our love for the neighborhood, our concerns, and our dreams for its future. The guiding principles below, which emerged from these meetings, will guide residents, developers, organizers, and stakeholders through the ever-evolving process of planning and development toward our community’s goals.
East Liberty’s 2010 community plan, like the 1999 version, is a living document to be re-examined, revised, and updated regularly. It is the core document in an ongoing series of planning and strategy documents. This plan provides a framework for actions to address specific needs, and a springboard from which to conduct strategic land use plans for specific areas of the neighborhood.