Community leaders came together Thursday night to discuss development plans to revamp the Southside.

The "Build the Block" project focuses on the Alton Park, Pineywood, Oak Hill, and St. Elmo neighborhoods.

Residents and key members of the community shared their vision for a strategic plan to build up the impacted areas.

Organizers hope this is the first of many discussions to build up the Southside -- and that the mayor will listen to the needs of the community.

The community's main focus at this point is on outdoor recreation in those neighborhoods.