Ohio City Shines
What is Ohio City Shines?
Ohio City Shines is a community-wide initiative to create a more welcoming vibrant neighborhood with an emphasis on the participation of community residents and stakeholders. In addition, this initiative will work to create a lasting network, and enable residents to improve the quality of life in their neighborhood.
The program will have four areas of focus:
- Eliminating signs of Neglect & Blight
- Community Events & Programming
- Neighborhood Beautification
- Overall Safety & Security Improvement
Using, Neighborhood Stabilization Team (NST), a web application developed at CWRU, trained teams of volunteers will go out into the neighborhoods to records street conditions. With the data collected it will give us a better idea of the conditions of the neighborhoods and inform response to incidents of blight and neglect.
Volunteers will also be recruited and trained to help plan and implement community and special events such as:
- Market District and Ohio City tours
- OCI special events and year round activities in Market Square Park
- Active programming in Fairview, Novak, and Greenwood Parks
In addition to clean-ups and small scale maintenance projects, we plan to have two major beautification projects a year. Possible projects may include:
- Greening and landscaping projects in high priority locations
- Neighborhood murals
- Ohio City flag program
- Graffiti removal days
- Community cleanups
To improve safety in the area, off duty patrols will monitor “hot spots” to crack down on low level offenses. Also, in coordination with the Ohio City Safety Coordinator, block watch programs such as neighborhood walks and porch light nights will be created.
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