RECOMMENDATIONS: DEFINE BOUNDARIES

• Establish official boundaries for Rondo by:

– Canvassing Rondo & survey residents about their thoughts on Rondo’s boundaries and the land bridge

– Collecting opinions at Rondo Days and other festivals with an interactive map

– Creating an online map to solicit input from the Rondo diaspora

RECOMMENDATIONS: DEFINE BOUNDARIES

• Formal boundaries will help to:

– Create a defined area that can be embraced by a large, diverse community

– Connect community assets across I-94 to help eliminate physical separation

– Honor the legacy of Rondo by creating an official neighborhood for the first time in Rondo’s history

– Provide the foundation for an overlay district(s) that could be used to attract funding and investment in the community

• Continue to activate the Rondo Diaspora

– Former residents and the children of former residents can help through donations, volunteering, and spreading the word about Rondo and the land bridge project to boost your efforts

RECOMMENDATIONS: HOUSING STABILIZATION PLAN

– While canvassing, develop a database of residents’ housing status, including their ability to pay rent/mortgage and home improvements, to develop a true sense of displacement risks and to develop a funding plan to assist those who need help

– Since Rondo is a walkable area, this process should be repeated on an annual basis to maintain relationships with Rondo’s vulnerable residents

– This will require increasing staff capacity and/or working through intermediaries (Religious institutions, nonprofit community groups, etc.)

RECOMMENDATIONS: OVERLAY DISTRICTS

ADU District: extend the area in which Accessory Dwelling Units are allowed to the east of Lexington Parkway

Arts and Cultural District: to support artists and arts organizations, and to attract investment while maintaining affordability for artists

Business Improvement (BID): a defined area within which businesses (and in some cases residential and/or commercial property owners) are required to pay an additional tax to fund projects within the district’s boundaries

TIF District: to fund community projects and neighborhood stabilization by reinvesting the tax increment in neighborhood-based nonprofits

Resource Conservation District or Certified EcoDistrict: Consider district scale infrastructure for energy and water, potentially owned by a Rondo Community Development entity

Rondo Community Overlay District: Generate a community driven process to refine the zoning and land use of Rondo.