From Murder Alley to the Coolest Street in Toledo

August 10, 2016

Once known for violence, squatters and illicit drug-related and gang activity, the Cherry Street Legacy Neighborhood has reinvented itself with the help of the Green Team.  The Green Team, a project lead by Karen Rogalski, Mercy Health Cherry Street Legacy Coordinator, offers kids ages 16-20, in the surrounding neighborhood summer work experience and teaches that well-functioning communities are everyone’s responsibility. Teaming up with Mercy Hospital to plant the “seeds of change”, and in partnership with Elizabeth Harris, Founder of Glass City Goat Gals, this neighborhood...

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Port Authority Gamble pays off; 300 jobs to be added at Overlook Park

June 8, 2016

Congratulations to Paul Toth and all those that worked on securing what will become a great asset for the neighborhood. Please read more...

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Toledo’s ‘Economic Heart’ Is Beating Once Again

February 29, 2016

By Barry Hersh & Michael Taylor Toledo’s redevelopment efforts are featured in the February 2016 issue of Renewal & Redevelopment Magazine! Hear from former Principal Planner for the Toledo-Lucas County Plan Commission Barry Hersh, AICP,  and President of Vita Nuova LLC and project manager for the Toledo Revitalization Michael Taylor as they review how collaborative development and stakeholder action is helping to bring the Overland Industrial Park back to life. Visit the Renewal & Redevelopment Website for...

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New Private-Public Partnership to Reduce Crime

January 11, 2016

Toledo police and Mercy hospital officials announced a joint law-enforcement unit to better patrol the neighboring area last week. For more information, please see the following article in the Toledo Blade.

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Toledo YES! Paints the Town–Olde Town that is!

December 8, 2015

The mission of Toledo YES Project is two-fold: 1) To teach high school students the value of volunteering and encourage them to strengthen and develop a relationship with God, and 2) To bring the love of Christ and His healing presence to those whom we serve. This is achieved through participating in projects serving homeowners, other non-profit organizations, and various kids of shelters throughout the Toledo area. The Hospital buys the paint from a historic pallet of colors that the home owners pick out. Youth groups paint the houses in July.  Applications to get your house painted need to...

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Toledo Receives Funding and In-Kind Support to Improve Neighborhoods

November 11, 2015

The City of Toledo has received $50,000 from the U.S. Forest Service Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for two projects to plant urban tree canopies to increase beauty and “green liveability” in the central city area. The grant was secured through Toledo’s Department of Public Utilities Division of Environmental Services. The first project involves planting trees along Detroit Avenue where the tree canopy will visually weave together existing housing stock and empty parcels where former homes once stood. The trees will also add beauty to the area. Vacant land reuse funding made...

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