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GRIA’s 2015 Accomplishments!

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2015 was a busy year! GRIA board members and volunteers accomplished the following:

  • Spearheaded the rezoning of 12 historic commercial properties to commercial zoning via city council ordinance using intensive outreach to community members, business owners, and elected officials
  • Secured an Adopt-A-Lot agreement, worked with the Neighborhood Design Center to create a common vision, and secured a $13,000 grant for the Sisson St Lot
  • Hosted a community picnic and gave away 160 recycling bins and 80 trash cans to Remington residents
  • Hosted four community dumpster days to clear bulk trash from alleys and backyards
  • Installed a community garden at the Sisson Street lot, secured soil and compost for garden beds, and oversaw regular watering
  • Oversaw the completion of the Huntingdon Ave path between 31st and Wyman Park Drive
  • Oversaw the installation of the R sculpture at 27th and Remington
  • Updated the Remington Neighborhood Master Plan and submitted to the City for agency approval
  • Facilitated The Gathering (food truck rally) coming to Remginton
  • Initiated the process to include Remington on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Hosted another successful Hauntingdon halloween block party
  • Hosted a neighborhood tour for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
  • Resumed publication of the Remington Newsletter
  • Contributed funds to purchase a printer for Remington Newsletter
  • Formed the GRIA Land Use Committee (meetings are the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm in Price Modern, 2604 Sisson St.)

As we enter this new year we hope you’ll join us at our meeting this Wednesday January 20 at 7pm in Kromer Hall, 335 W. 27th St, to help us set our priorities for the year ahead. Being a grassroots organization means we need to hear from YOU to determine our next steps.