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23rd Avenue Action Plan

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?

Since the Central Area Block Party in September, we have been updating the 23rd Ave Action Plan (Union-Cherry-Jackson) and Urban Design Framework based on community feedback. We have also been developing legislation for the zoning recommendations at 23rd Ave and Union, Cherry, and Jackson.

The 23rd Ave ACT now stands for the 23rd Ave Action Community Team, and has evolved into a strong stewardship for the implementation of the Action Plan. In early March, ACT had its annual retreat where they conducted a race and social justice training and identified issues and needs for the future of the ACT and Central Area. ACT also developed its mission statement, charter, and guiding principles to strengthen organizational structure and capacity. The ACT has been working with the action teams and the community to implement some priorities of the Action Plan. For example, the Business Action Team is currently pursuing a technology matching fund to develop a community website and business directory for the Central Area.

We are continuing the 23rd Avenue Action Plan implementation phase with strong support from the 23rd Ave ACT, neighborhood action teams, and other community members. Highlights of this phase include the following:

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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