The URA Highlights Hill District: Q3 2021 Updates
Hill District Neighbors,
We’ve seen a great deal of activity in the Hill District during the third quarter of 2021 and throughout the past year. From major groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings, and the opening of a career center, to the preservation of historic assets and new developments advancing to create a once-again vibrant main street. With all this change and transformation, the URA is focused on centering the vision of the community, so that Hill District residents are not only included in the change, but also driving it – and benefiting from it throughout future decades.
We are experiencing a defining moment for the Hill District. As you read the updates throughout this document, know that these are not just “projects,” but monuments of hope. All the developments beginning to take shape mean that there will be job, business, homeownership, educational, and cultural opportunities being created with the vision set forth by the residents as the North Star. It is a moment in time not only for economic mobility, but also to reconnect with the rich culture and history that makes this neighborhood the Hill.
The community is at the forefront of all the accomplishments we are celebrating here. These projects and initiatives would not be happening without your voices and ingenuity guiding the process – from the selection of a new grocer at the Centre Heldman Plaza to catalytic developments like Big Tom’s Barbershop.
The URA is committed to listening when the community speaks, so reinvestment happens where it is needed and desired. Please read further for the URA’s latest updates on various opportunities happening in the Hill with much more to come.
Dr. Diamonte Walker
URA Deputy Executive Director