Ritter Park Renaissance<br />Action Plan 2009-2010<br />1<br />
A Park in Use<br />2<br />
The Action Plan<br /><ul><li>Installation of a U8 Soccer field
Wiring the canopy area of the Park</li></ul>How?<br /><ul><li>Funding $2,000 grant from NeighborWorks America.  $500 from ...
Additional fundraising in progress.
Strong collaborations: New Directions, Parks Dept, Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation, YMCA, St. John Presbyterian, and...
How has the neighborhood received this opportunity?<br />Training and Leadership Development via relationship with New Dir...
Introductions<br />Who is NeighborWorks America?  <br />A national nonprofit organization created by Congress to provide f...
Introductions<br />Who is New Directions Housing Corporation?<br />A Neighborworks certified organization, committed to st...
New Directions Housing Corporation<br />In Floyd County: <br /><ul><li>Repair Affair, Partnerships with the City of New Al...
 Management of St. Edward Court Apartments.
 Community engagement and training.</li></ul>Visit www.ndhc.org to learn more.<br />7<br />
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Ritter Park Renaissance Version2

  1. 1. Ritter Park Renaissance<br />Action Plan 2009-2010<br />1<br />
  2. 2. A Park in Use<br />2<br />
  3. 3. The Action Plan<br /><ul><li>Installation of a U8 Soccer field
  4. 4. Wiring the canopy area of the Park</li></ul>How?<br /><ul><li>Funding $2,000 grant from NeighborWorks America. $500 from Develop New Albany
  5. 5. Additional fundraising in progress.
  6. 6. Strong collaborations: New Directions, Parks Dept, Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation, YMCA, St. John Presbyterian, and more.</li></ul>3<br />
  7. 7. How has the neighborhood received this opportunity?<br />Training and Leadership Development via relationship with New Directions and NeighborWorks.<br />Engaged residents and stakeholders wanting to change their neighborhood<br />City Administration and Redevelopment Commission committed to this neighborhood<br />4<br />
  8. 8. Introductions<br />Who is NeighborWorks America? <br />A national nonprofit organization created by Congress to provide financial support, technical assistance, and training for community-based revitalization efforts. <br />Visit www.nw.org to learn more.<br />5<br />
  9. 9. Introductions<br />Who is New Directions Housing Corporation?<br />A Neighborworks certified organization, committed to strengthening neighborhoods in the Metro area.<br />We develop and maintain affordable housing and vital communities in partnership with neighborhoods and other stakeholders. <br />6<br />
  10. 10. New Directions Housing Corporation<br />In Floyd County: <br /><ul><li>Repair Affair, Partnerships with the City of New Albany and Urban Enterprise Association to administer home repair and façade grant funds.
  11. 11. Management of St. Edward Court Apartments.
  12. 12. Community engagement and training.</li></ul>Visit www.ndhc.org to learn more.<br />7<br />
  13. 13. Who Is Midtown?<br />Two neighborhoods -- East Spring Street and S. Ellen Jones, working together.<br />Image campaign and marketing plan underway – We are Midtown!<br />Goal: Attract Strong Homebuyers. Retain Homeowners.<br />8<br />
  14. 14. The Benefits<br />Increased utilization of the park<br />Resident and non-resident perceptions of the park and neighborhood improved<br />Addition of a healthy exercise alternative for area children<br />Complementary to revitalization activities in progress<br />9<br />
  15. 15. Impact Area<br />10<br />
  16. 16. Impact Area - Overview<br />11<br />
  17. 17. What’s Next?<br />Endorsement by Parks Board<br />Submission of Action Plan to New Directions Housing Corporation for approval (Assistant Director, Lisa Thompson)<br />Working group formed, continuing to plan implementation<br />12<br />

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