Want to help the Elliot Park neighborhood spend $648,504? Now's your chance.
The neighborhood group Elliot Park Neighborhood, Inc. (EPNI) has set up three focus groups to help allocate Neighborhood Revitalization Program Phase II spending.
According to EPNI Executive Director Tom Reid, anyone who lives, works, owns property or owns a business is eligible to be in the focus groups. The groups will cover housing, economic development and community livability and safety. All meetings are held at the Elliot Park Recreation center, 1000 E. 14th St. (Elliot Park covers Downtown roughly between I-35W, I-94, South 6th Street and 5th Avenue South.)
Topics and focus group times are as follows:
- Thurs., Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m.;
- Thurs., March 24 at 6:30 p.m.;
- Wed., Feb. 23 at 11:30 a.m.;
- Wed., March 23 at 11:30 a.m.;
Community Livability and Safety:
- Mon., Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m.;
- Mon., March 21 at 6:30 p.m.;
Multiple focus groups will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28 and Monday, March 28, 6:30 p.m.
NRP money, which comes from property taxes spun off from Downtown development, goes to each city neighborhood for community members to redirect. The 20-year program is in its final decade. The neighborhood's $648,504 Phase II allocation is smaller than the $4.8 million for Phase I because funding was cut citywide.
For more information, contact EPNI at 335-5846.