The Bushwick Economic Development and Community Health and Resources Summit was held on June 13th, 2017 at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center (374 Stockholm Street). We discussed how Bushwick residents can connect to good jobs, the types of businesses Bushwick residents would like to see in their neighborhood, and the resources needed to support a healthy community.
On Saturday, February 11th, 2017, more than 200 community members attended a Housing and Land Use Summit hosted by the Bushwick Community Plan Steering Committee, Council Members Antonio Reynoso and Rafael Espinal, and the Department of City Planning, and Department of Housing, Preservation, and Development. The workshop provided participants with an opportunity to learn about affordable housing and zoning and discuss the Steering Committee’s draft planning framework and draft housing recommendations. In the interactive sessions, community members mapped out their vision for the future of the neighborhood, including where new affordable housing could be developed, where they feel the existing neighborhood character should be preserved, and where they would like to see more commercial activity.