If you are interested in participating (or at least learning more about) the Tyler Street Better Block event scheduled for August 26th, please consider attending our planning meeting. We will discuss the details and brainstorm… we hope you can attend our meeting on August 2 @ 2p.m. at the Board Office. A little background is shown below, but we are coordinating efforts to have Realtor volunteers beautifying and cleaning up the area, and then creating our own real estate hub pop-up for the day of the event. We need to plan what materials we’d like to have available, what properties to feature, coordinating listing agents to show properties, and encouraging all commercial Realtors to bring their investors, etc…
We have also asked if a member of the Better Bock group can be present to help us create a successful plan. Please mark your calendars now, and we’ll send out reminders as well.
Board leaders met with stakeholders of the Tyler Street Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) to consider a smart growth grant and to create a plan for Realtor involvement in revitalization efforts of Team Build a Better Block. We received a $15,000 smart growth grant from NAR and made a commitment to contribute up to 10% of our own funds (up to $1,500) towards beautification efforts, Realtor-branded marketing materials and creation of a pop-up Real Estate Hub in the neighborhood for a big August 26th event. We are looking for REALTOR volunteers who are interested in helping with cleanup and/or beautification efforts, and also looking for a group to help develop a Real Estate Hub pop-up storefront, designed to share information about the neighborhood and housing and commercial opportunities. For those that would like more information about this entire project, here is the grant application that outlines the need for the project and our hopes for a great outcome. This initiative is an exciting opportunity to be a visible and engaged leader in helping revitalize both housing and commercial real estate