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Birdtown Action Plan

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As property owners in Birdtown, we are excited to see a focus on improving the neighborhood so the area can thrive. The Birdtown Action Plan focuses on proposals to improve the quality of life for those in the Birdtown/Madison East region of Lakewood. Originally founded by Union Carbide, Birdtown became home to many who worked for the company. Birdtown is densely populated; about 13,000 citizens live among 7oo dwellings, according to the 2000 census. The plan proposes upgrades to brand the neighborhood, connect people to goods and services within and outside the community, provide a safe and secure place to live, and develop the physical infrastructure for a successful neighborhood. Recommendations are made for commercial, housing, and transportation. Highlights include:

  • Upgrades to storefronts and streetscapes
  • Public art
  • Parking and bike racks
  • Access to public transportation
  • Community gardens
  • Neighborhood watch

Click the image below to download the full plan.

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2 thoughts on “Birdtown Action Plan

  1. Hi Annabel,
    As one of the students who worked on this project, I just want to say thanks for posting about it. I’m glad to hear of your excitement! It was a great working in Birdtown.
    -Heather

    • Thanks for your comment Heather and thanks for the work you put into the action plan. I hope many of the recommendations are adopted!

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