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Hutchinson Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative Working in New Neighborhood, Seeking Name Ideas

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – In late October, the seventh and newest featured neighborhood of the Hutchinson Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative (HHNI) finalized their boundaries, leading to the next steps in the development process.

The seventh neighborhood boundaries include:

  • Walnut Street starting at Avenue C heading north through 2nd Avenue
  • Walnut Street and 2nd Avenue heading west to Plum Street, then following south of the railroad tracks to the Ken Kennedy Freeway, at Sherman Street
  • Sherman Street and Ken Kennedy Freeway heading south to Avenue C
  • Avenue C/Ken Kennedy Freeway heading west to Avenue C and Walnut

Residents, homeowners, and business owners living in these boundaries are invited to the next neighborhood meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 at The Zone, 805 E. Avenue B. At the meeting, residents will discuss neighborhood names. Residents are encouraged to submit name ideas prior to the meeting and can do so by e-mailing Adam Stewart, neighborhood development coordinator at Hutch Rec, at [email protected].

The Hutchinson Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative (HHNI) is a collaborative approach to improve the marketability of area neighborhoods, making them an attractive place residents and newcomers choose to live for an enhanced quality of life. Thriving neighborhoods come from healthy communities. Hutch Rec wants to ensure our community is an attractive place to live, work, play, and raise a family – all aspects of our vision to inspire all residents to enjoy healthy living while strengthening community spirit.

Hutch Rec Mission: To provide our community with lifelong wellness, cultural, natural, and recreational opportunities that promote healthy minds and bodies through innovative programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and protected open spaces.

Hutch Rec Vision: To inspire all residents to actively enjoy a healthy life as they strengthen our community spirit.