Residents and stakeholders of the Fairfield community gathered at A.D. Lewis Community Center on Thursday, February 21st, for the second community meeting held as part of the Fairfield Innovation Plan process. Attendees learned about what the planning team heard at the first community meeting, voted on early action projects to undertake as part of the planning process, and identified community priorities through live keypad polling. Participants were asked questions such as:
- What type of housing is most needed?
- What type of transportation improvements are most needed?
- How should we promote community culture and history?
If you missed Community Meeting 2, catch up by viewing the Community Meeting 2 Presentation. Throughout the planning process, meeting presentations, reports and documents will be available for viewing and download on the Documents webpage.
Community Meeting 3 will be held in March of 2019, with a specific date and time to be determined. Check back soon to mark your calendars. If you have any questions or comments in the meantime, feel free to reach out to us using our Comment form.
When: Tuesday, February 21st
Time: 6:00 – 8:00PM
Where: A.D. Lewis Community Center (1450 A.D. Lewis Avenue, Huntington, WV)
- What are your highest priorities for improving the Fairfield community in the short, medium and long term?
- What Early Action Project will you vote for to get the ball rolling while sparking positive change in the neighborhood?
- We need your help in developing an Innovation Plan that will establish a vision for the former Huntington, WV Housing Authority Northcott Court property and for the surrounding community as a whole.
- This meeting will also feature an update on the Hal Greer Boulevard Corridor Plan.
You can download a meeting flyer here. Children are welcome, and food and refreshments will be served!
For more information, contact:
Director of Planning & Development
Follow the Fairfield Innovation Plan on Instagram (@fairfieldinnovation) and tag your favorite photos of the Fairfield neighborhood (#fairfieldinnovation).
Are you interested in becoming a Community Ambassador for the Fairfield Innovation Plan? The project team is seeking applicants who are currently residents of Fairfield to help facilitate the planning process. Each Community Ambassador will receive a stipend for their work. Responsibilities include:
- Attending and helping lead future community meetings
- Providing updates and outreach to Fairfield residents door-to-door or by phone
- Organizing and attending meetings with neighborhood residents and stakeholders
- Providing detailed notes and documentation of activities as needed
- Assisting in the development of Early Action Projects
The Community Ambassadors must have excellent communication skills and be able to work with a variety of people. Former Northcott Court residents are especially encouraged to apply.
Community Ambassadors should anticipate spending no more than 4 hours per week on assigned tasks. Schedule is flexible and hours can be worked in conjunction with another part-time or full-time job.
Apply by completing the Community Ambassador Application. Please submit your completed application (or required applicant information) to:
City of Huntington, WV
Director of Planning and Development
800 Fifth Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
(304)-696-4486, Ext. 1020
On January 10, 2019, residents, business owners and other members of the Fairfield community gathered at A.D. Lewis Community Center for the first community meeting to be held as part of the Fairfield Innovation Plan. Attendees learned more about the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (CNI), discussed assets and challenges in the community and shared their ideas for early action projects, which are short-term projects designed to get the ball rolling on some of the Plan’s larger initiatives. If you missed Community Meeting 1, catch up by viewing the Community Meeting 1 Presentation. Throughout the planning process, meeting presentations, reports and documents will be available for viewing and download on the Documents webpage.
Community Meeting 2 will be held in late February of 2019, with a specific date and time to be determined. Check back soon to mark your calendars. If you have any questions or comments in the meantime, feel free to reach out to us using our Comment form.