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Theme #2 - Neighborhood Reactivation

Posted on July 8, 2020 at 4:28 PM by Katie Yamauchi

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    Hello! Thank you for visiting the blog post for the Neighborhood Reactivation presentation for the 2040 Hot Springs Forward Hot Springs Comprehensive Plan! We are excited to share with you this revitalizing plan for Hot Springs! 

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Briana Moore
July 10, 2020 at 8:51 AM
Vacancy Rates per American Community Survey 2013-2017 Selected Housing Characteristics show that Hot Springs has 21.8% overall vacant housing, Census Tract 107, which includes Park Avenue and part of Whittington Avenue has 20.4% vacancy, whereas nationwide has a 12.2% housing vacancy. Other neighborhoods have a much higher rate of vacancy and that is affecting the ability to receive CDBG funding. Create a Stakeholder and City of Hot Springs Task Force for Vacant Structures and nuisance properties. Adopt a nuisance board. Arkansas Municipal League. December 2011 "Legal Tools to help keeping a city clean" Adopt a Vacant Building Registration and utilize online registration and databases such as Prochamps Adopt a Rental Housing inspection per The Fair Housing Choice Study and enact the Landlord Registration as recommended by The Downtown Development and Redevelopment Action Plan Preserve Historical Resources Establish the importance of historic preservation and rehabilitation thru incentives, dedicated city officials and planning. The historical significance of contributing and non-contributing buildings is vital to the integrity and unique character of Hot Springs.

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