“Realtors® live, work and volunteer in their communities and take immense pride in working to improve them,” said Judy Gorbett Darwal, ACAR President. “Placemaking can help foster healthier, more social and economically viable communities. It creates places where people feel a strong stake in their neighborhoods and are committed to making things better. This grant will allow us to address areas in our community that could benefit from this type of revitalization and create a place where friends and neighbors can come together.”
Placemaking grants are awarded to local and state Realtor® associations to help them and their members create new public spaces and destinations in a community, like turning a parking spot into a people spot (parklet) or a vacant lot into a pocket park or garden. Realtor® associations and their Realtor® members are actively engaged in the community and know the neighborhoods and the properties that would benefit most from these placemaking projects.
For more information on this placemaking project visit https://www.onesoutheuclid.org.
To find out more about ACAR’s placemaking program visit, www.AkronClevelandRealtors.com, keyword ‘placemaking.’