Community facilities should be well integrated into their respective neighborhoods.
School sites should be appropriately sized for the needs of the community and designed to be an integral part of the community, rather than sequestered and closed off. Ensuring neighborhood access to these sites is important, so they can act as community-building entities.
Healthcare, social services
Neighborhood-level healthcare and social service options are important, especially for areas where there is a low level of automobile ownership. While it is vitally important to preserve access and opportunity to these facilities in all areas, it is also critical that they be good neighbors to the neighborhoods they serve. The city, service providers and neighborhoods should work together to ensure that those in need of services have adequate transportation to and from facilities, and that public safety in the respective areas be evaluated on an ongoing basis.
Greenspace, focal points etc.
Parks, greenspace, and neighborhood focal points should be available to all neighbors. Steps should be taken to provide adequate access during their creation, and opportunities for retrofit access should be explored to address inadequate access to current sites.
- Inventory and map existing social services and healthcare facilities.