The purpose of this plan is to show a holistic, place-based strategy to transform the Oakhurst neighborhood by addressing critical problems and challenges identified by the citizens, as well as public and private community partners. The plan represents Decatur’s commitment to investing in its most valuable asset: its residents. The plan builds on existing community plans, efforts and studies - including the 2015 Better Together Action Plan, 2010 Strategic Plan, and the 2008 Affordable Housing Study - and presents strategies for the coordination of local services and resources to the residents most in need in the Oakhurst neighborhood area.
Overall, the community transformation plan seeks to use past research, data, community outreach and engagement, and stakeholder input to create a community of diverse, sustainable housing and neighborhood choices in which all residents, partners and assets contribute to the overall quality of life and the economic health and well-being of the neighborhood.
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