Name: Mary Hearn

Age: 50

What is your relationship to the BCD?

I live in the Orchard District.  I also am a developer with a passion for ADU’s and infill development, and would be interested in collaborating on a project in the BCD in an effort to create more attainable housing. 

What’s the one piece of advice you would give the BCD if it were a person? 

Be patient because redevelopment and renewal will take time, but are so worth the effort! Stay engaged, involved, and persistent. 

What’s your hope for the BCD as it redevelops?

My hope is that we create a community with a high degree of ‘Positive Proximity’, which is a state of being where living side-by-side with a diverse group of people is experienced as beneficial. 

What’s your fear for the BCD as it redevelops?

Lack of attainable housing that is so desperately needed in our community.  

How would you like to be remembered?

As an engaged community member, kind, helpful, and accepting.