ELDI staff have been meeting monthly with residents and homeowners of Enright Court since 2016 in an effort to hear their concerns and create a plan to reestablish Enright Court as a place of homeownership (more on what we’ve been doing in this WPXI feature). Local architecture firm evolveEA has taken many of those recommendations and developed the Enright Court Community Plan 2.0. As we make progress on this plan, we want to keep the community clued into what’s happening. Below you’ll find an update on all of the latest Enright Court developments.
Enright Court development updates:
- We recently submitted grant applications to the URA, Federal Home Loan Bank, and Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh and are hoping they will be approved to help us get started on some of the infrastructure needs of the neighborhood.
- On August 8th, we held the community’s first annual National Night Out block party. National Night Out is a community building campaign that culminates annually on the first Tuesday in August. Neighborhoods across the nation host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts, and various other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from public safety personnel, and much more. One of the goals of the event is to promote police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. The residents of Enright Court had a great time at the event. There was face painting, crafts stations, Italian ice, a visit from the local fire department, and more. Check out some pictures from the event below.
- On September 12th, the City (specifically our “city forester”, Lisa Coeffe) began marking the trees that needed to be removed with an “X” and the ones that needed pruning with a “P” so that work could be performed to clean up the neighborhood’s edge along Broad Street and East Liberty Blvd. It’s been years since the City pruned the trees and we are pleased with the results. Check out the before and after photos below. Lisa helped us get funding from the Shade Tree Commission in order to complete this necessary work.
Broad Street Before Broad Street After
East Liberty Blvd Before East Liberty Blvd After
- We found a Neighborhood Improvement District (NID) creation expert, Mr. David Feehan, who agreed to be our NID consultant. David was ELDI’s first executive director and has a breadth of experience in creating NIDs in Pittsburgh.
- Lastly, East End Print newspaper recently wrote a feature on the improvements in store for Enright Court. Check it out here.
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