April 22, 2014
Cincinnati Celebrates National Community Development Week
Mayor Cranley, project partners focus on strengthening neighborhoods
During the week of April 21-25, Cincinnati is recognizing National Community Development Week. This is an annual celebration of the successes of using federal dollars to leverage private investments, resulting in the revitalization of neighborhoods.
At 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, Mayor John Cranley will join a number of public and private partners in Avondale to cut the ribbon on Alston Park, a completely renovated 39-unit apartment building. The project is bringing new energy to Avondale and already showing a positive ripple effect.
Then, at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 24, Mayor Cranley will be at Cincinnati Christian University for its 90th anniversary as an educational institution, along with participating in its Community Service Day. More than 200 students will be cleaning up East Price Hill in conjunction with the East Price Hill Neighborhood Enhancement Program.
Later Thursday, at 10 a.m., Mayor Cranley will be in Northside with up to 200 children planting flowers in Happen Inc.’s new community garden. Located on Hoffner Street, this once vacant lot is getting new life with various project partners -- all of whom are enthusiastic about increasing greenery in Northside.
The City’s Department of Trade and Development is taking the lead on these efforts as part of its mission to encourage vibrant, healthy neighborhoods.