Capitol View Neighborhood Celebration a Success

05.04.15

Capitol View Neighborhood residents, Jacob’s Well and NeighborWorks Lincoln hosted a block party inviting neighbors, community members, and City officials to celebrate the past, present, and future of the neighborhood. Students from the Lincoln Public Schools Arts & Humanities Focus program designed a portable, interactive mural and chalk board that was used to capture people’s ideas of what they would like to see the vacant commercial building at 2001 J Street become.

The block party was part of a larger effort to encourage neighbors to get to know each other and begin identifying action steps to addressing a dilapidated, vacant commercial property in the Capitol View neighborhood. Event organizers hoped that the event would increase public awareness of the problems blighted and vacant properties create. The ultimate goal would be to return safe and affordable housing and commercial units back to the market. The block party is one of a number of efforts being made to increase resident engagement in the area during the next year.

“It is our hope to get neighbors, youth and other stakeholders talking in a meaningful way about how we can get a longtime problem property improved. We want a derelict building to be brought back to life by having it fixed up for a small business to move to the neighborhood. “It has been a real problem in the neighborhood for far too long,” Mark Kohler, Capitol View Neighborhood Resident.

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