Block by Block will make a visible difference in the Frenchtown and Bond neighborhoods.
Graceful Solutions is partnering with the Frenchtown Neighborhood Association and the Greater Bond Neighborhood Association to enhance an identified block in each neighborhood.
Graceful Solutions and the neighborhood associations will develop a master plan for their block, with special attention given to the residents of the block.
The Master Plan will address:
- New streetscaping with sidewalks and lighting.
- Additional trees along the right-of-way.
- Landscaping and facade improvements to selected homes.
- Removal of blighted homes.
- Rehabilitation of selected homes.
- Construction of new homes on vacant lots.
The plans will be presented to the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) for funding of infrastructure improvements. The partnership has proposed that The CRA will create a matching grant program for landscaping and facade improvements.
The neighborhood associations will recruit neighbors and other partners for other needed services. Graceful Solutions will manage the rehabilitation and construction of the selected homes.