The Bailey Park Neighborhood Development Corporation (BPNDC) was established to leverage the organizing power of residents, build community capacity, and serve as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization in the McDougall-Hunt community. BPNDC’s mission is to create a more livable neighborhood through social and environmental impact projects. To accomplish our mission, BPNDC facilitates partnerships with local agencies, volunteers, and residents. Working together, we rehabilitate and develop beautiful community parks and open spaces in McDougall-Hunt. To date the BPNDC has secured over $100K in donations, grants, and in-kind services from state departments, corporate partners, and non-profit agencies to fund and execute park development projects. We are not content to rest on our laurels, there is more work to be done.
In the fall of 2018, resident leaders at the Bailey Park Neighborhood Development Corporation embarked on a neighborhood planning process with partners at the Cedar Tree Foundation, Eastside Community Network (ECN), U-SNAP-BAC, EcoWorks, and the McDougall-Hunt Neighborhood Association (MHNA). The result of this work is the Sustainable Redevelopment Plan, which lays out our renewed community vision, goals, recommendations, and action items as we continue the planning process for the neighborhood. The vision statement for the Sustainable Redevelopment Plan represents how residents see the future of the McDougall-Hunt neighborhood. As a source of inspiration, it serves as a collective expression of residents’ voices. These efforts have enabled residents to steer the planning process while engaging stakeholders to help advance the change that we would like to create in our community.