On June 15, the Initiative met with residents of the SoHo Broadway corridor at our first meeting of the Residential Affinity Group. The Initiative thanks those who attended and Boxed Wholesale for hosting the meeting at their office (and for providing those tasty snacks).
An affinity group is a group formed around a shared interest, in this case residents interested in improving the SoHo Broadway corridor. The Initiative plans to organize several affinity groups representing the different users of the SoHo Broadway corridor including the retail, office and building manager communities. SoHo Broadway’s affinity groups will offer the opportunity for community members to come together to discuss current challenges facing the SoHo Broadway corridor, opportunities to connect/network and share information and feedback with each other and the Initiative.
At this kick off meeting, residents shared concerns about quality of life issues that arise from living in a mixed use neighborhood. A number of issues were discussed and the group decided to initially look at the following conditions: Off-hours noise from deliveries, garbage collection and construction; Minimizing the impact of sight-seeing buses; and noxious odors from sidewalk grates.
The Initiative will research these issues and report back to the Affinity Group in the fall on possible solutions.
The Initiative will send out invitation to attend the next Residential Affinity Group meeting in the Fall for other residents who would like to attend.