What is a Neighborhood?

Neighborhood Organizations & Groups Definitions

The Neighborhood Registry has been organized to identify neighborhood service areas and the Registered Neighborhood Organization(s) that exist within each area.

Neighborhood Service Area

Each Neighborhood Service Area is based on the criteria established in the Neighborhoods Element of the Vision 20 / 20 process which defines a neighborhood as:

  • “one being approximately one square mile in size…..with major geographic boundaries such as arterial roads, major streams, railroads or major non-residential areas that are supported by a mixture of housing types, retail services and parks/open space within walking distance of the residential areas that contain 3,000 to 6,000 residents.”

Registered Neighborhood Organization

Neighborhood organization(s) that include approximately one half of the land area included in the service area, has elected officers, adopted by-laws, etc. and that are registered with the city shall be considered a Registered Neighborhood Organization. Each Registered Neighborhood Organization is included in the registry along with its applicable Neighborhood Service Area.