New Bern Choice Neighborhoods Update October 2015
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   LATEST NEWS & EVENTS                                                              


What's all the buzz about Transformation?  

The CNI planning team has been hard at work putting together a draft plan for the revitalization of the Greater Five Points "neighborhood of neighborhoods."  The Draft Transformation Plan is ready for your review and comments.  We need your feedback  to improve the draft before the final is due to HUD in Feb. 2016.  Click here to review the plan or come to the CNI Open House to learn more.


Why would I go to the CNI Open House?

What does this plan to me as a taxpayer?  How can I see it without going on the Internet?  What is the purpose for this plan anyway?  Come to the CNI Open House on Nov. 9 from 3-7 pm at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library.  The CNI planning team will be on hand to answer all your questions about Choice Neighborhoods and what this plan means for the future of New Bern.   


Planning is a good thing, but what are we Doing?   

CNI partners have been busy making the Greater Five Points "neighborhood of neighborhoods" a better place to live, work, and raise a family.  Check it out:
  • The River Walk was recently extended from Trent Court to Leander Morgan Park, including two docks, benches, lighting, and a beautiful fishing pavilion.
  • Carter-Sampson pocket park at Green and Sampson Streets was constructed by the City on donated property with funds raised by Swiss Bear and other private donors.
  • Craven Smart started a grant-funded preschool "play and learn" program for children in public housing.
  • Plans are underway to bring Care2U Medical Services' mobile health care unit into Craven Terrace and Trent Court neighborhoods to assist those with transportation challenges to get medical care.  Save the date -- Meet the Care2U team and other local health providers at the Choice Community Health Fair, Nov. 21 from 1-4 pm at Trent Court.
  • Come to the CNI Open House to learn more about the ongoing community-wide efforts and commitments to improving the Choice community.   



Who is this CNI Planning Team anyway?      

  • Nearly 150 New Bernians participated on the CNI planning team
  • 500+ surveys were completed by community residents to guide priorities  
  • 80+ organizations have contributed as sponsors, donors, or working group members
  • 8 different working groups looked at a wide range of neighborhood improvements
  • 60+ multi-hour planning sessions were held 
  • 300 people attended Choice Community Day to provide feedback   
Thanks to the hard-working residents, community stakeholders, faith leaders, businesses, nonprofits and agencies who joined together in this collaborative effort.  This is the community’s roadmap for its future.


For more information about New Bern’s Choice Neighborhoods, contact:

  •  Mickey Miller, Grant Coordinator, at 252-633-0800, ext. 30  -- or --
  •  Tharesa Lee, People Planning Lead, at 252-633-0800, ext. 26 -- or -- 
  •  Check out our website and Facebook page for updates.
  •  Contact us through the links below.
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