A focus on the future, connected to the past.

Forest Forward works to bring healthy neighborhood revitalization while preserving the history and character of the neighborhood. Drawing from community voices and the nationally proven Purpose Built Communities model, Forest Forward’s work goes beyond restoration of the Forest Theater. The restoration and expansion will serve as a catalyst to spur equitable development.

For the Children

Cradle-to-College Education Pathway for our children

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For the Community

Mixed-Income Housing to build community

Understanding that neighborhoods are impacted by their housing stock, Forest Forward works to establish collaborative relationships to support the development and construction of mixed-income housing. The approach to housing creation will focus on no displacement of residents and preserving affordability.

For the Culture

Preserving our cultural identity and proving opportunity

The Forest Theater, once known for its marquee and beckoning lights, will be restored yielding 45,000 square feet dedicated to four critical spaces:

  • Concert Hall
  • Creative Laboratory-13,000 square feet of space to house movement and recording studio, flex space, resource center, sensory immersion room, artist classrooms, and labs
  • Roof Deck
  • Studio Theater
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