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23rd Avenue Action Plan

We're working with the community to create an action plan for 23rd Avenue and E. Union, E. Cherry, and S. Jackson.
A project for the City and community to work together to create a 23rd Avenue Action Plan for E. Union, E. Cherry and S. Jackson.

What's Happening Now?

We have moved into the 23rd Avenue Action Plan project's implementation phase with strong support from the 23rd Ave Advisory Core Team (ACT), neighborhood action teams, and other community members. Highlights of this phase include the following:

  • We released the final draft of the 23rd Avenue Action Plan (Union-Cherry-Jackson)
  • The project team is developing draft Urban Design Framework and rezoning through working with property owners, business owners, and other community stakeholders

What better way to learn about our work than with a block party! On September 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the corner of 23rd and Cherry will be transformed into a block party that is open and free to everyone. You won't want to miss out on a great time with your neighbors while enjoying live music, food trucks, art, and kid’s activities such as bouncy houses, face painting, and sidewalk chalk art.

Besides being a good time, this block party is an opportunity for the Central Area community to learn about and provide feedback on the 23rd Ave Action Plan and the urban design and rezone plans. You can meet our ACT members who helped shape these plans, and get the most current update on the 23rd Ave corridor improvement.

Take a look at our Central Area Block Party poster and then spread the word about this fun event.

Project Benefits

The purpose of this project is to establish a city-community collaboration that creates a shared vision and action plan to improve the health and equity of three Central Area community cores: 23rd Avenue and E. Union Street, 23rd Avenue and E. Cherry Street and 23rd Avenue and S. Jackson Street.

Our project will focus on these community cores to:

  • Strengthen the community’s resilience so that its rich cultural heritage and diversity flourishes
  • Build community, businesses, and organization’s capacity to take actions to achieve the shared vision
  • Create livable, healthy and supportive places that provide equitable access to resources and opportunities for everyone
  • Leverage public and private investments to create tangible, positive change that meets the needs of existing and new communities

The End Result

  • An action plan of key priorities shared by the community and the city as a result of the planning process
  • Strong partnerships among the community, private and public entities to move forward projects in the action plan

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