Waco: Change Coming To Carver Neighborhood, Volunteers Needed

By: Brittany Semadeni Email
By: Brittany Semadeni Email

WACO (November 12, 2012)--A meeting Thursday will discuss and finalize a neighborhood development plan that the community has helped shape over the last six months.

Residents are invited to continue voicing their opinions and join their committee of choice Thursday at Carver Park Baptist Church on Herring Avenue at 6 p.m.

As part of the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI), four committees have been formed to improve Carver neighborhood: beautification infrastructure, economic development, housing and safety.

Thanks to a grant provided by State Farm, some projects are already in the works.

According to Waco Habitat for Humanity NRI Program Manager Britt Duke, members of the beautification group completed a project Saturday that included painting addresses at the sidewalks of residences. Their next project will include indentifying street lights that are out as well as locations in need of a street light.

The Housing Committee hopes to develop a housing resource all in one place so that the community can receive helpful information on affordable housing options.

The other two groups are currently utilizing those with experience in the field and then plan to use that information to make decisions on projects that will be a positive addition to the community.

The project is a partnership between Waco Habitat for Humanity, Carver Neighborhood Association and state Farm.

“Representatives form each committee will be present and will give updates on their projects. Then we hope to split up in our groups, with our main goal of the meeting to get more volunteers for the committees,” Duke said.

The meeting is expected to last for about an hour.

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