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We’re So Glad You’re Here!

Welcome to the South Side Neighborhood Plan home page. Through this neighborhood planning effort, the city will work with the community to foster growth and positive transformation across the South Side. This site serves as an informational hub for all things related to the South Side Neighborhood Plan. You can find ways to follow the project progress and opportunities to get involved below. We want to hear from you! 

UPCOMING EVENTS: South Side Plan Community Kick-Off and Sandusky Rec at Mills Open House
The first step in the planning process is to connect with YOU, the residents, and relatives of the South Side community.  To do this, we will be hosting a 2-day community event at the Mills School from May 31st – June 1st to kick off the project and keep you in the know. See event details below.

Tuesday, May 31st, 2022 – Day 1: South Side Plan Community Kick-Off Join us for the South Side Plan Community Kick-off to  hear a presentation about  the project, meet the project team, and give your valuable feedback on the past, present, and future of the South Side. The project is focused on the South Side community, so if you are a former or current resident, property owner, or stakeholder in the South Side, please join us from 5:30-7:30pm at the Mills School as we kick-start this journey together! Refreshments will be provided on a first come first serve basis and all attendees are strongly encouraged to register for the event in advance as seating is limited. This gathering will focus completely on the South Side Plan. Register Online
Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 – Day 2: Sandusky Rec at Mills Open House  Bring your whole family for this Open House event celebrating the new (temporary) home for Sandusky Recreation! Activities will include tours of the new (to us) space and the upcoming location of Safety Town, games and outdoor activities for kids, conversations with city leaders, information tables from community service providers, South Side Plan community engagement activities, information on Sandusky Rec summer programs, and more!  This gathering is a city-wide event that focuses on bringing the community together to celebrate the Mills School as the home for Sandusky Recreation for the next three years. Open House from 3pm – 7pm; Ribbon cutting at 4pm. 

Unable to make it to either event…? Get involved now by adding your input to the Community Map, joining the email list and/or signing up for a focus group discussion in the Community Survey, and following us on Facebook and Twitter @cityofsandusky. Everyone who is interested in the future of South Side Sandusky is invited to get involved. 

Interactive Community Map
Do you have comments about specific places around South Side? Our Community Map is an opportunity for you to provide location specific feedback about the South Side Neighborhood. Visit the map website from your computer or mobile device and be sure to leave your thoughts and comments on specific places and areas that you want to see transformed, protected, or enhanced in the South Side. 
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What is the South Side Neighborhood Plan?
This plan, collectively crafted with the community, will be the blueprint for reaching a unified vision for the future of the South Side Neighborhood. This plan will give city staff and elected officials a guidebook to help the South Side neighborhood prosper. By getting involved, we can ensure your voice is elevated in the planning process.

Want to get involved? 
Join the email list, leave a comment in our virtual comment box, or visit our Facebook page to stay up to date on all things South Side! 

Want to join a focus group? 
Focus groups discuss dedicated topics such as parks, schools, housing, and work opportunities in the South Side. You are the local experts on these projects, and we want to learn from you about successes, failures, and new ideas that excite you. Take the survey to let us know which topics interest you!

Does becoming a community ambassador sound more like your speed? 
Community Ambassadors offer on-the-ground support with facilitating community conversations with the planning team and City staff, sharing information across social media, canvasing and flyer distribution and encouraging other community members to be a part of the planning processes. There is no specified time commitment for this role. However, we are looking for enthusiastic ambassadors who are not afraid to show their South Side pride! Share your email address with us here to sign up!

Have an idea or comment for our team?
Share your thoughts with us using our virtual comment box.

•    Tuesday, May 31    - South Side Plan Community Kick Off : 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Mills School
•    Wednesday, June 1 – Sandusky Rec at Mills Open House: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Mills School 
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