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Neighborhood Matching Grant Ideas

Submitted by Editor on October 11, 2011 – 8:45 pm | Print or Email »2 Comments

With the neighborhood association’s support, neighbors Jessica Miller and Paul Kaldjian have taken the lead on developing a plan and grant application for the City of Eau Claire’s Neighborhood Matching Grant program. This is a chance to do something great for the neighborhood – if you’d like to help develop some grant ideas, see their message below!

Hello neighbors!

Thank you for your interest in the Neighborhood Matching Grant group! Click here to download the city’s information and application for the grant.

Before the next Neighborhood Association meeting, it would be useful to brainstorm and gather ideas that the grant could help make come true. Let’s try to think of ideas that can benefit everyone in the neighborhood, instill a sense of community and identity, make our neighborhood stand out as progressive and friendly, and attract visitors and perhaps even homebuyers.

Here are some ideas, in no particular order.

- build a community brick oven
- improve bike safety by adding signage / bike paths
- plant fruit trees / bushes
- begin neighborhood sustainable/edible landscapes program
- start a photo exhibition project hosted by a neighborhood business
- increase the number of little library houses
- help beautify Margaret Street (plants, trees, flags)
- develop Archery Park
- increase way-finding  (signage) to Archery Park
- develop old parking lot between Boyd and Archery Parks
- explore possible cooperative activity with Flynn school

Please chime in with your ideas by hitting “Reply All”. Is there a project above that you really like or dislike? Do you have a different project in mind? By the next meeting, we should select 2 or 3 projects to present. If you have any questions about the program in particular after reading the attached description, e-mail me (jessmiller@mac.com). I will gather all the questions and comments and will get in touch with the city to find the answers.

Jessica Miller, Emery Street
Paul Kaldjian, Fenwick Avenue

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  • Emily says:

    I sure think it would be nice if Archery Park was developed! And its hard to get to/find, and the walk path down to it is kind of overgrown and unsafe feeling.

  • Dawn LaFavor says:

    So, I’ve been thinking about all of the dogs on the Hill and how often I find myself cleaning up after them. How about using some of the money to install bag containers and signs like the one found in Boyd Park next to the pavilion? We can put the first one in my front yard! Thanks.

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