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