Elizabeth Park Traffic Calming
Community Challenge AARP Grant
For the first-ever AARP Community Challenge, AARP has invested nearly $780,000 to create change and improve the quality of life for people of all ages in communities across the nation. AARP received almost 1,200 applications, resulting in a highly competitive selection process. As a "quick action" grant, the winners were announced on September 7 and given a completion deadline of November 1, 2017.
Each project delivers on one or all of the following:
- Improve social connections through the built environment for people of all ages and abilities
- Expand work, volunteer, educational and/or training opportunities for all residents
- Drive inclusive community engagement and interaction across a diverse population
"Great communities require careful planning and time. These quick action projects will give community leaders the motivation and momentum to create greater change."
— Nancy LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer
PARTNERSHIPS FOR COMMUNITY CHALLENGE GRANT
Metro Public Works, Metro Planning Department, Metro Parks Department
ELIZABETH PARK PARTNERS:
Buchanan Area Neighborhood Association, Historic Buena Vista Community Association, Neighborhoods Resource Center, Bonadies Urban Development, Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet School
GREEN HILLS PARTNERS:
Alliance for Green Hills, Hillsboro High school
This project is in place for 1 month. It will be frequently monitored by members of the Nashville Civic Design Center and community members. Data will be collected and reported back to Nashville Metro Public Works to inform a longer term decision.
Funding for this projects was provided by AARP
This project is taking a closer look at the intersection of Arthur Ave and 11th Ave N at Elizabeth Park. This intersection has hundreds of square feet of street space that could be given back to pedestrians for an extension of Elizabeth Park or a vessel for public art.
This installation could help calm traffic near the park and create a space for expression from the community.
TURBO has partnered with the Neighborhood Resource Center for the 5th Annual Nashville Neighborhoods Celebration on September 30th. Here TURBO plans to create a seating area for a food bazaar as well as collect ideas for this underutilized space at this intersection.
See photos from the Neighborhood Celebration: