Community Conversation Meeting

conversationEliot Community Conversation  Meeting open to Eliot residents, business and property owners this Wednesday, November 5th – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at St Philip Deacon Episcopal Church on Knott and Rodney.

Focus:  Choosing Ideas and Prioritization.

We’ve had great success with 50+ neighbors at the Eliot open house session and 40+ at the second brainstorming session of the neighborhood conversations.  This Wednesday attendees will have an opportunity to assist in the prioritization of topics and provide their weigh-in on top needs and projects that have been the product the Eliot Conversations brainstorming.  We are looking forward to having Eliot neighbors in attendance to participate in this prioritization process.  The final data from this gathering will provide guidance and a foundation for decision-making for the 2015 year ahead.

View notes from last two meetings below by category.  Take a look and weigh in on Wednesday!

Come when you can but we hope to see you at 6:30 PM for a bit of socializing before we roll up our sleeves and dive into the conversation around 6:45 PM. We are looking forward to take our ideas and begin to move them into priority and action, together as a collective community voice.

Questions? Feel free drop us a line at eliotconversations@gmail.com.

Community and Safety

At its heart Eliot neighborhood has safe, clean, caring streets and has a sense of history making it a unique place with diverse opportunities to live together.  The Community and Safety group began looking at ways to make our neighborhood a better place for all.

Pride and Identity

The Eliot Neighborhood Association is fortunate to have an agreement with the Blazers and Lloyd Community to provide for funds that can enhance our identity on the southern edge portion of the neighborhood between Broadway and Russell Street.

The Beauty committee has already developed some projects:

  • Street tree plantings around Schuyler and 2nd.
  • Community Crossing Street Painting at Tillamook and Rodney
  • Street Sign Cap project to develop identity along major corridors and the southern edge. The proposal is to have the caps say “Albina District Eliot” on top. This is an expensive project and you are asked to consider your support.

Redevelopment

Eliot Neighborhood Association has a lot of concerns about the rate and pace of new development as well as the fact that over 15 vacant parcels exist on MLK alone between Hancock and Fremont. A group of 12 residents brainstormed and came to some shared themes.

Social Engagement

Eliot Neighborhood Association was founded to make the neighborhood more welcoming and to improve our lives as part of what it does as a community development group. The top issues that neighbors care about include parks, events, trading help, and developing unique resources to share.

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