Julien's Journal January 2017 (Volume 42, Number 1) - Page 32

FEATURES
Keith Sindberg , CIC , CRM

FEATURES

YOUR RISK MANAGEMENT PARTNER
Keith Sindberg , CIC , CRM
Business Accounts Specialist ksindberg @ tricorinsurance . com
homes still lack proper maintenance . This causes problems with mold , pest infestation , and indoor air quality as well as safety hazards and energy inefficiency . Lead remediation will be performed on 129 homes between 2016 and 2019 .
CENTRAL AVENUE CORRIDOR The City of Dubuque has entered into a collaborative relationship with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach ( ISUEO ) to assist the City in the economic revitalization of the Central Avenue Corridor ( CAC ) through community engagement , educational outreach , and CAC community-informed storefront and streetscape design . This multiphase , multi-year project began in early 2016 . Participants include CAC stakeholders ( business owners , employees , patrons , residents , landlords , social service agencies , and community leaders ), the City of Dubuque , and its partners . “ The initiative ’ s efforts will be focused on the Central Avenue Corridor from 14th St . to 22nd St .,” said Maurice Jones , Economic Development Director for the City of Dubuque . “ This corridor connects Dubuque ’ s central downtown and Historic Millwork District to the city ’ s North End . It features a wide variety of historic buildings offering commercial and retail opportunities on the ground floor and residential spaces on upper floors .” ISUEO will also bring students and faculty in the ISU College of Design ’ s “ Seeing , Making , Doing – The Art and Design of Social Capital ” course to Dubuque to operate a design studio in the corridor during the spring 2017 semester . Students from a variety of disciplines , such as studio art , graphic design , interior design , landscape design , business , sociology , journalism , and education , will work collaboratively throughout the semester on effective ways to engage communities , facilitate meaningful community discussions , and use art and design with culture to build goodwill and understanding among diverse populations . The studio will serve as a temporary “ project headquarters ” and be used to focus efforts on engaging local community members , brainstorming possibilities for a long-term creative placemaking strategy , and planning and implementing a cultural event for the neighborhood in late spring 2017 .

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
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