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Neighbor Engagement History

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Since SVC plans first began to develop, neighbors and the community at large have had numerous opportunities to take part in St. Ambrose facilitated meetings — including more than 20 public meetings — designed to share information about the plans, and to listen to and discuss any concerns.

Neighborhood Input Meetings
Many input meetings took place related to initital ideas for developing the SVC property:
June 29, 2010
Sept. 14, 2010
July 18, 2011
Aug. 29, 2011
Aug. 28, 2012
Feb. 18, 2013

Neighborhood Meetings for Revised Plans
Following those early input meetings, and as a result of listening carefully to neighbors, a revised development plan was put forth, including major concessions to address neighbors' concerns. Meetings and drop-ins to listen, discuss and share the revised plans took place:
Nov. 14, 2013
Jan. 21, 2014
Jan. 30, 2014
Feb. 6, 2014
Feb. 17, 2014
Feb. 27, 2014
March 3, 2014
April 15, 2014

Neighborhood Representation at Master Planning Meetings
A series of university-led master-planning meetings included neighborhood leaders and their invitees. The St. Vincent's Center (SVC) Development was a part of discussions held Dec. 7, 2010, Jan. 26, 2011 and March 24, 2011.

Bi-Annual Update Meetings
St. Ambrose has hosted 11 bi-annual Neighborhood Update meetings since early 2009. Invitations are sent to approximately 1,700 households.

Neighborhood Relations Council Meetings
In existence since 2008, the NRC meets monthly and discussions include council goals, neighborhood issues, campus master planning and the PID process. 

Neighborhood Relations Website
The Neighborhood Relations website was created in early 2011, to provide resources and information for neighbors. In January 2014, an SVC-specific website was created to share information and address questions related to the development plan. A clearly identified link from the SAU homepage has ensured easy access for neighbors.

Also, a set of large-scale drawings of the proposed development has been made available at the SAU Library Reference Desk, during regular hours of operation.