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Council Approves 20 City-wide Neighborhood Improvement Program Projects

On Tuesday, the El Paso City Council approved staff recommendations for 20 Neighborhood Improvement Program (NIP) projects. These projects were submitted by various neighborhood associations throughout the city and recommended by the Department of Community and Human Development – Neighborhood Services Division.

The purpose of the NIP is to provide recognized neighborhood associations and civic associations with the opportunity to request small-scale permanent physical improvement projects to enhance the quality of life in their neighborhoods.

The process allows for residents to have direct input on physical improvements in their area. Funds for the current round are distributed equally throughout each District at an amount of $100,000.

If a District has remaining funds from a previous round, those funds then rollover to the following round. During this current round of the program more than $977,000 will be invested in these communities.

 

Districts        Neighborhood Association                Project

1                         Mountain Arroyos                     Sidewalk Gaps – Escondido, Robles & Espada

1                       Borderland                                      Borderland Park – Trees, bench & trash receptacle

1                     Montoya Heights                            Ruby Coates Park – Picnic table(s) & trash receptacle(s)*

2                          Central                                           Summit Filmore Park – Playground canopy

2                     Mountain View                              Mountain View Park – Park lights*

3                  El Paso Lower Valley                      Sidewalk Gaps – Balsam & Mimosa

3               Valley View/Crest Hills                    Sidewalk Gaps – Aztec & Navajo

3                     Rosedale                                            Wayne Retention Pond – Rockwall

3                    Cielo Vista                                         Edgemere Park – Bench*

4                 Castner Heights                                Curb Cut – Rutherford

4                 Shearman Park                                 Median Landscaping – Angora Loop

5                 Coyote Park                                       Coyote Park – Park lights, picnic tables w/ metal canopies & trash receptacles

6                 Pueblo Viejo                                     Pueblo Viejo Park – Metal canopies for picnic tables

6             Valle de Las Misiones                      Socorro Rd. Landscaping – Salamanca & Vallarta

6                      Eastside                                        Residential Streetlights – James Grant

7                       YTP                                                Shawver Park – Benches, trees & trash receptacles

7                Save the Valley 21                          Clifford Retention Pond – Rockwall

7                  Santa Lucia                                     Speed Indicator Signs – N. Carolina Drive

8                 Zach White                                      Jack D. Quarles Park – Grass seeding & irrigation, trees

8               Houston Park                                  Houston Park – Shaded picnic unit, benches and trash receptacles

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