We had a pretty good cross section of the community for our Meet Us In The Park Day at Frays Park
People were given green dots to place in the topic boxes that they felt were the most important to them. One can see the ones most selected by the residents.
Neighborhood watch & cooperation mentioned the most along with traffic and speeding issues
Many expressed concern that The City and Oshtemo Township need to work harder to reduce the accidents at West Main & Drake.
Pedestrian crosswalks seem to be needed at King-Westwood Elementary School, also (hot topic even getting one, at this time).
Heard loud and clear that the City, Kalamazoo Township and Oshtemo Township need to work on a plan for West Main street, Nichols and Drake roads (another hot topic).
More thoughts were expressed concerning a parking lot at Frays Park as well as possible community gardens. .
The group is in need of volunteers to hang tags on the doors of each Westwood City resident. The hang tags begin the survey and inventory of the neighborhood. STEP I
We will be gathering data and ideas of what residents want Westwood to look like. The great things about Westwood and things we'd like to see.
We plan to use the same process for gathering data from the township residents as well. You can be a part of it all!