Crown Hill Village Action Plan We love it when a plan comes together! Some of you may remember the days when we packed into the gym at Small Faces gym and milled about discussing Crown Hill's future. Those crowded workshops aren't coming back yet, but the Community Action Plan at that we crafted during those gatherings is moving again! The Community Action Plan is the result of a massive collaboration between City offices, neighbors, and business owners. In February of 2020, the completed plan was presented to the Mayor's office for signature. Unfortunately, before we could get it [...]
Cristie @ Little Free Peep Show and a new Peep Show the first of every month! by: Phil Scroggs March of 2019, Cristie Kearny — Crown Hill Village resident since 2003 — hatched a sweet idea. Cristie had decided to remove the books from the Little Free Library (LFL) in front of her house in hopes of curbing the spread of germs during the pandemic. That done, she was inspired to make use of the empty box. It was Easter time, and Cristie noticed grocery store shelves full of colorful Peeps marshmallow [...]
Fill the Planters Fulfill the Dream The question: What is the craziest idea you can think of for creating innovative use of public space? Without considering logistics, what is the boldest action you can take to spark joy and build community? The answer: Shut down Holman road for a huge block party to celebrate Crown Hill. Ok. So that idea was quickly dismissed even in that first "be visionary" step of community development that created the Holman Grove. We made big plans, some that we made into reality the summer of 2019 with three street festivals. We [...]
Growing Food and Community The Crown Hill Community Garden hosted super fun back to back Saturday events. First, the development across the street - Sage Homes - red rovered on over to lend a hand working on projects at the garden. A bunch of volunteers accomplished a bunch of work. Then, the next Saturday, the gardeners hosted a rock painting party! It was great to welcome folks in to make art and to learn about the food and community growing in the garden. We can't wait for the next event! Stop by on Saturday! Beds to plant [...]
Connecting Community, Block by Block As we exit the winter months, and the uncertainty of a prolonged shut-down, one thing is clear: We’ve never needed a connected Crown Hill more than now. And, you can help! Crown Hill Village is building a network of community allies: Crown Hill Connectors are the contact and advocate for their street/building/micro-community. They will share information, highlight issues or needs, and facilitate activities for night out and play streets (when it's safe). Commitment is minimal.....the reality is that it doesn't take much effort to build the connections that help build community. Click here [...]
November Art Walk Between NW 70th Street and NW 105th. Map out your route! On Sunday you can brush off the candy crumbs, set back the clock, and take a stroll through the neighborhood to check out some local artists! Started by neighborhood artist Heidi Valles of Lush Leaf Collective, the Crown Hill Art Walk happens the first Sunday of the month. Heidi started this event with the help of artists, neighbors, and the Greenwood Art Collective. "I wanted to start this event because I have a deep personal need for connection, and the more I [...]
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