Happy One Year Anniversary to the Southern Gateway Park Equitable Development Plan!
The Southern Gateway Park Equitable Development Plan (EDP) was the result of an innovative year-long research and engagement process. Led by C-Suite Consulting, this process transformed community priorities into an equitable and implementable plan to leverage an $80 million park investment for “existing residential benefit … to address decades of disinvestment” in the Oak Cliff Community.
The EDP's implementation began during the planning process, hiring local companies for printing, partnering for back to school giveaways, and initiating financial resilience programming. Specific and action-focused strategies were partnered with detailed metrics for each category of development to ensure the impact of the park is measurable and equitable for historical residents of Oak Cliff.
Since the plan’s completion, the suggested Community Advisory Boards have been formed and are actively meeting, additional funding has been raised reaching 75% of the $80 million goal, and continued refinement to the design has occurred to implement the community’s requests and address existing needs and inequities highlighted throughout the plan.
C-Suite Consulting's Dr. Lorin R. Carter was honored to author this report, and we are all so proud of the way the EDP is informing the progress of the Southern Gateway Park!
To read the full report click here.