What’s new with WSCO’s Equitable Development work? We checked in with our new Equitable Development Director, Kai Andersen, for a preview of what’s to come:
“One exciting thing we’re working to put together is a shared education series about community wealth building strategies. We’re looking at what West Siders are saying around tenant ownership, cooperative housing and community ownership.
Another important piece of my work is to reshape and help the Scorecard team with some re-visioning. The scorecard is an equity tool that holds developers accountable to the community vision of the West Side. I’m learning tons about the history of the West Side and meeting a lot of great people who’ve been involved in the Scorecard work.
We’re also starting our process for the West Side small area plan. The last time we did the small area plan was 2013, and so coming up by the end of 2023, we want to engage West Siders with what that plan will look like. We’re looking forward to the future, in terms of how we want to plan together on the West Side.”
Learn more about our Equitable Development work on our website!