Registered Community Organization (RCO)

Your Neighborhood RCO:

The Hill CDC is the Registered Community Organization (RCO) for the Greater Hill District, the boundaries of which are defined by the Greater Hill District Master Plan (GHDMP), and both staffs and facilitates the unified and endorsed community review process for the Greater Hill District neighborhood, the Development Review Panel (DRP). Per the RCO Ordinance, the DRP is our community's "orderly and democratic means for forming representative public input" and is our "clear method for reporting to the city, actions which accurately reflect the community's position."

The Hill CDC works in partnership with residents and stakeholders to create, promote, and implement strategies and programs that connect plans, policies, and people to drive compelling community development opportunities in the Greater Hill District. The Hill CDC is responsible for facilitating the implementation of the Greater Hill District Master Plan, specifically addressing any community concerns regarding redevelopment and economic opportunities in the area. The DRP is a partnership with the Hill Community Development Corporation (Hill CDC), Hill District Education Council (HDEC), Hill District Ministers Alliance (HDMA), Uptown Partners, Hill District Consensus Group (HDCG), and the Center that Cares that streamlines community level review while assuring transparency and sufficient community feedback.

You can find out more information about the DRP, including all submission materials here.


Hill CDC Boundaries

Responsibilities of RCO:

  • Renew registration with the Department of City Planning on a biannual basis.
  • Establish orderly and democratic means for forming representative public input through civil and respectful dialogue.
  • Establish and follow a clear method for reporting to the city actions which accurately reflect their position. Include the means by which a recommendation or decision was reached, how many residents and businesses were involved, and what the outcome was.
  • By interaction with its members, residents, and the city, foster open and respectful communication between the community organization and representatives of city departments on plans, proposals, and activities affecting the interests of the community organization.

Roles in Development Activities:

  • Neighborhood Plan Adoption/Recognition: The City shall develop a Neighborhood Planning Manual which outlines policies and procedures to formally adopt/recognize Neighborhood Plans developed by registered community organizations.
  • Reregistration Notification: The Department of City Planning shall notify each registered community organization of pending requirements for reregistration prior to December 1 of that year.
  • Development Activities Meeting: The Department of City Planning shall require an applicant to coordinate with the applicable RCO to schedule a time, date, and place of a public meeting to discuss the applicant's proposal. That meeting, in which the applicant must participate, must take place at least thirty (30) days prior to the first public hearing. The applicant shall then notify the Department of City Planning and the neighborhood planner of the time, date, and place of the public meeting. If there are two or more RCO's whose registered boundaries include the applicant's property, the Department of City Planning shall schedule a time, date, and place of a public meeting to discuss the applicant's proposal with the applicable RCO's. That meeting, in which the applicant must participate, must take place at least thirty (30) days prior to the first public hearing. A meeting shall be required between an applicant and the applicable registered community organization(s) for any development activity that requires a public hearing and where such projects involve the following:
    • A new structure erected of a size equal to or greater than two thousand and four hundred (2,400) square feet; or
    • An existing structure enlarged by a size equal to or greater than two thousand four hundred (2,400) square feet; or
    • Any new construction that includes four (4) or more new residential dwelling units; or
    • A new or enlarged parking area that contains at least ten (10) parking stalls; or
    • Use Variances; or
    • Zoning Map Amendments; or
    • Project Development Plans; or
    • Planned Developments - PDP; or
    • Planned Developments - FLDP; or
    • Master Development Plans; or
    • Institutional Master Plans; or
    • Any application submitted to the Historic Review Commission; or
    • Any application submitted to the Art Commission.

Hill CDC RCO Advocacy:

For more information about our RCO Advocacy please click here.

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