Lynnside Out Results
There was music, free food, ice cream, and a bouncey house: it certainly didn't feel like a typical public meeting, but the Vision Lynn team used August 27th's Lynnside Out event to gather feedback from 750 attendees on the comprehensive plan.
174 participants submitted comment cards about their vision for Lynn's future. Consistent with what we had heard in our earlier visioning surveys, the most common themes were wanting a clean and safe community and affordable housing.
We asked participants to tell us where they lived, worked, and hung out in Lynn, but also where they would be interested in seeing more housing, jobs, and neighborhood services.
Where do you live (orange), work (purple), and play (yellow)?
Where would you like to see more housing (purple), jobs (blue), or neighborhood services (green)?
We also asked participants to tell us what they thought was "good development" and what was "bad development". The statements people seemed most inclined to feel identified good development were "Development located to make the most of public transportation," "Housing that is affordable for Lynners who already live here," and "Development that minimizes the displacement of existing Lynners."
Our friends at RAW Art Works hosted a community art project that asked youth to help create a vision of their ideal neighborhood and share their dreams for Lynn's future. The resulting public art piece is on display at the foyer of City Hall.
The Vision Lynn team had a great time meeting everyone and hearing the different perspectives and ideas for Lynn. If you missed the event, you can still tell us what you think "good development" means or share where you think more housing, jobs, and neighborhood services should go.