The Northern California Chapter or the American Planning Association on May 21, 2004 in Emeryville, California, presented Joan Rivas Crosby, Chair of the Five Wounds/Brookwood Terrace NAC, and the City of San Jose Project Team with the following award;
Outstanding Planning: Planning IMPLEMENTATION–Large Jurisdiction
Catalyst – Five Wounds/Brookwood Terrace Neighborhood Improvement Plan
The Neighborhood Improvement Plan addressed an area that is roughly one mile in extent, economically and ethnically diverse. The community process embraced a wide range of interests and had broad participation (with presentations and debate occurring in English, Spanish and Portuguese). Pockets of residential blight, aging strip commercial and industrial properties and a short- age of recreational space, posed challenges similar to those faced by many inner city neighborhoods.
You may download a PDF of the Nor-Cal APA Newsletter for Jul-Aug 2004.