This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reimagine this neighborhood and forge new connections to Griffiss Business and Technology Park. These properties, totaling more than 100 acres between Floyd Ave and Park Drive, have plagued East Rome for two decades. Demolition of the Park Drive structures is planned for Summer 2017, which will open the door to a spectrum of redevelopment opportunities. The City has partnered with MVEDGE and RIDC to begin the master planning and environmental review process with public input.
During the past six months, the Rethink Woodhaven planning team has learned so much from the public meetings, online feedback, and stakeholder interviews. At our last meeting in May, a series of conceptual alternatives were presented to illustrate the type and density of uses that the site could support. The resulting discussions, insights, and feedback have been vital in refining our community’s vision.
The general public comment period is drawing to a close, and the team is requesting final comments no later than August 9th – after which, feedback and data will continue to be gathered through the formal Generic Environmental Impact Statement (GEIS) process. The project team is grateful for all of your time, insight, and participation throughout the planning process. Please stay tuned for updates and we look forward to the next meeting.