East Hill Revitalization Project
The City of Kent was awarded a $20,000 grant from the United Way King County's New Solutions Fund to initiate the East Hill Revitalization Project. The project aims to create and foster a thriving diverse neighborhood through community collaboration and leadership development. The Pomegranate Center, a regional non-profit that helps people to build better communities throughout the United States, is the consultant that will facilitate the first step in a three phase community driven revitalization process.
Information regarding future meetings/events, and notes, presentations and minutes can be found on this site.
Inaugural East Hill Community Social
Saturday, September 15th from 1-4!
Come enjoy ice cream, activities, and community.
East Hill Stakeholder Group
The East Hill Stakeholder Group is comprised of residents, business and property owners, and others that have an invested interest in the revitalization of Kent's East Hill. The group will meet 3 times in the next couple of months to develop a goals and priorities document based on the information gained from the March 3rd East Hill Community Forum. If you have questions regarding the project or the stakeholder group please contact Josh Hall
at (253) 856.5707.
The East Hill Stakeholder Group will meet at the Kent Meridian High School Library from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on April 26th, May 24th, and June 21st.
East Hill Community Forum
On March 3rd, 2012, 67 participants gathered for a few hours to exchange ideas for making Kent's East Hill neighborhood "the best neighborhood in the region." The event's purpose was to jump-start ongoing work for improving East Hill through collaboration, planning and actions. The forum was Phase 1 of a larger project to gradually acquire more community ownership for the East Hill Neighborhood Revitalization Project and engage in implementation of selected goals.
The forum had five parts:
- Agree to a code of collaboration to guide the group's work
- Generate ideas for neighborhood improvements - begin to create a vision for how the neighborhood could be
- Review East Hill's current situation - how the neighborhood is now
- Identify ideas for bridging the gap between the community's vision for the future and the current reality
- Identify individuals willing to join a smaller group of leaders willing to meet three times to move the project forward