August 5, 2015 – HUD Midwest Regional Administrator comes to the Cherry St. Legacy Neighborhood

On August 5, 2015 Antonio Riley, Midwest Regional Administrator of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, came to the neighborhood along with Pamela Ashby, Field Office Director of HUD’s Cleveland Office . The HUD representatives visited with Ms. Saunders and her family that lives in one of the award winning Energy Star affordable housing units developed by Neighborworks in partnership with Cherry Street Legacy Project. The HUD visit was part of the ongoing support for the USEPA Area-Wide pilot on the part of the Sustainable Communities Federal Partnership.

In another part of the neighborhood, Mr. Riley interacted with over a dozen teens who were volunteering to repurpose vacant lots and streets. He spoke to the youth, sharing his life story of how he started in the projects and ended up in his current position. He personally met each young person.

Next he walked on a street that was once called murder alley. This street is undergoing repurposing into an urban ag area with goats and above ground garden plots thanks to the Glass City Goat Gals.

Mr. Reilly had a discussion with the Cherry Street Legacy Project on how a hospital can really improve the health of a community through community engagement and outreach.



March 19, 2015 – Partners Workshop

9:30am – 1:30pm
Mercy St. Vincent’s Medical d’Youville Education Center
2113 Cherry Street
Toledo, OH 43608

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The Partners Workshop was a great success with a standing-room-only crowd of over 75 attendees who shared their energy and passion for implementing the area-wide project initiatives going forward.  The workshop included presentations on the key initiatives and progress of the area-wide planning efforts.  The workshop also gave stakeholders the opportunity to network with federal partners and other supporters.

Many partners and community members gave compelling presentations, including Zoe Willhight, who spoke about visioning for Toledo’s next generation. See a video of her speech on our Youth Engagement Continuing Efforts page.



October 30, 2014 – Neighborhood Revitalization Workshop

Mercy St. Vincent’s Medical d’Youville Education Center
2113 Cherry Street
Toledo, OH 43608

The Neighborhood Revitalization Workshop was a great success! We heard from a wide variety of partners and community members. Check out our great set of Interview Videos from participants!

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Click here to view a list of workshop attendees.



October 29, 2014 – Open House

Black Kite Coffee & Pies
2499 Collingwood Blvd
Toledo , OH 43620

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Open house at Black Kite Coffee & Pies for community members to share their concerns and ideas for the Overland Park neighborhood with city officials, neighborhood leaders, and supporters.