The Heights Community Engagement Workgroups

The City’s Master Plan is approved and it’s our job to bring this plan to life. During this time, we will work with community member to gather feedback that will guide development decisions. In fact, we have committed to four topic-specific workgroups in 2022 and another in 2023.

Housing

Sessions kicked-off in June 2022

The Housing Workgroup is currently in session. Conversations focus on community priorities related to the housing mix and affordability levels.

Outdoor Spaces

We are currently recruiting 10 committee members to provide feedback on the outdoor spaces coming to The Heights. Since the City will manage the 5-acre park, this group will provided feedback on the remaining 15-acres of green space. Concepts to discuss include wetlands, stormwater management, and privately-owned public spaces (POPS).

Public Art

Sessions starting in early 2023

We will be recruiting up to 10 members to help inform us about community priorities for public art at The Heights. Check back for details this fall.

Urban Design

Sessions completed in June 2022

The Urban Design Workgroup met every other Thursday January through May, 2022. In these meetings, they collaborated with the Port Team about the design framework as it relates to streets, blocks, lots, and buildings. Following these meetings, videos, meeting minutes, and workgroup recommendations were posted online.

Sustainability

Sessions completed in June 2022

The Sustainability Workgroup met once per month January through May, 2022, to provide guidance carbon-free strategies for The Heights. Following these meetings, videos, meeting minutes, and workgroup recommendations were posted online.