Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Historic District To Get Revitalization

Some former CreateHere players have formed a collective that is planning a revitalization effort for Glass Street in East Chattanooga.
"We believe the best way to start is to do it in a specific place and focus on a place. Glass Street is of particular interest to us because we think its market position has been improved by the economic development projects at Enterprise South and its proximity to downtown," Katherine Currin, program director, said.

Since launching the collective a little over two months ago, the three-person operation has hit the ground running raising money, writing grants, securing a work space, meeting with neighborhood leaders and residents, and forming partnerships with individuals and organizations who also think Glass Street's best days are still ahead.

Partners include Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise, East Chattanooga Improvement, Chattanooga Regional Planning Agency, the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Councilman Peter Murphy and individual artists and designers.