The Rosemont Area(PDF, 253KB) was selected as the fourth Neighborhood Improvement Program target area. As part of this program, funds set aside by City Council will be used to improve neighborhood vitality and give residents paths to self-sufficiency. The $3.1 million funding comes from a half-cent allocation of the municipal property tax rate to provide capital projects, improve public safety and attract private investment in underserved neighborhoods.
Criteria used included: median household income, poverty rate, unemployment rate, population without a high school diploma, annual substandard structure violations, crime statistics, pavement condition, neighborhood association capacity, leadership and engagement and non-profit partnerships in the area.
What's happening in the Rosemont Area?
Since February 2020, city staff from various city departments have mowed and cleared brush from foreclosed and vacant properties, removed damaged trees, trash and debris from roadways and cleaned up litter throughout the neighborhood.
- 30 tons of bulk trash and illegal dumping material removed.
- 50 city-owned vacant lots cleaned.
- 1,285 bags of litter removed.
- 254 animal welfare calls.
This year-long strategy will:
- Increase public safety.
- Improve public infrastructure.
- Expand community engagement.
- Promote economic revitalization.
- Provide supportive services to (1) reduce poverty and (2) increase self-sufficiency.