Neighborhood pride is good for everyone!


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The neighborhoods around the City of Huntington are the places we all love and call home.

Huntington is at its best when each of us works to improve our homes and help our neighbors. Everyone has a part to play.

It’s exciting to see more families moving into houses all around our city — and investing themselves in making those houses into homes. It’s been a privilege to help my wife, Barb, work on the renovations to the historic Purviance House, preparing to open a new Bed and Breakfast venture there next month.

We’re not alone in this season of renewal. There’s new energy all across our city:
  • A re-energized Historic Review Board is working in conjunction with the City, Indiana Landmarks, and Huntington Alert to remove neighborhood blight and rescue significant historic properties from demolition.
  • Over 30 volunteers turned out to clean up the UB-Odd Fellows Building last Saturday.
  • Third Annual “Make it Shine Week” all this week, coordinated by Allison Timbrook, Volunteer Service Coordinator for the City. (In 2014, Allison engaged over 750 people who volunteered more than 7800 hours to make Huntington a more beautiful place!)
  • The Old Plat Neighborhood Association held its inaugural meeting Wednesday evening at the Gathering Place on Guilford Street.
  • The Drovertown Neighborhood Association will be reactivated in mid-May.
  • City ordinances regarding blight have been enforced. Long standing eyesores, like the vacant HK Porter facility on Sabine Street and the vacant Lehman Building on North Jefferson Street, have been removed to make way for positive redevelopment.
  • Step by step, we are beautifying our downtown gateways and corridors with flowering trees, flowers, landscaping and directional signage.
  • And we are connecting our neighborhoods, downtown, and natural resources with greenways and trails, helping children and adults of all ability levels to stay active, healthy and well.

Huntington residents take pride in their homes and their city.

Neighborhood pride is good for everyone!

For the love of Huntington – Brooks 

 

 

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