The Freedom Zone Highlights

The Hough Form-Based Code engagement began with a public performance called “The Freedom Zone”. “The Freedom Zone” is a 30 minute multi-disciplinary performance created by youth living in and around the Hough neighborhood.

The piece discusses redlining, zoning, and how form based code can begin to address inequity and systemic neglect in the neighborhood. Through dance, poetry, music, and theater, “The Freedom Zone” reminded residents why the Form-Based Code process is important, celebrated the rich legacy of resilience in Hough, and connected neighbors during a time of physical distancing.

Watch the Freedom Zone performance:

Feedback gathered from the event:

Q:

What makes the neighborhood special?

A:

  • The people

  • Playing with friends

  • I went to school here

  • I taught here

  • I live here!

Q:

How do you get around the neighborhood?

A:

  • Walk

  • Drive

  • RTA

Q:

Where do you shop?

A:

  • Dave’s Market (Note: it’s getting pricey)

  • Whole Health Food Co-op

Q:

Any suggestions for new uses?

A:

  • Retail along Linwood b/t 65th and 70th

  • Skating rink on Linwood and 70th

  • Ice cream parlor on Lexington and 66th

  • Add clothing store by Fatima

  • Music center along 66th

  • Whole health healing center on 66th between Quimby and Hough

  • Health food store on 66th and Hough (replace old food mart)

  • Restaurant across from Cheateau Hough

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