I’ve visited with proponents of Building a Better Block over the past several years. They are onto something. The Better Block project started in April, 2010, when a group of community organizers, neighbors, and property owners gathered together to revitalize a single commercial block in an underused neighborhood corridor. The area was filled with vacant properties, wide streets, and few amenities for people who lived within walking distance. Visit their website by clicking here for all kinds of ideas, plans and things to do.
Middlesboro, KY is building a better block.
Chatanooga is building a better block.
Mt. Rainer is building a better block.