Major Changes Underway At Collilnwood Nottingham Villages Development Corporation
On July 1st a bold step was taken toward realizing the vision of a united Collinwood community development corporation (CDC). The board of the Collinwood Nottingham Villages Development Corporation voted in June to expand their service area to incorporate the entire North Shore Collinwood area and the Euclid Green neighborhood.
Former staff members of Northeast Shores have joined the dedicated staff of Collinwood Nottingham Villages Development Corporation and will continue their work with residents and businesses in North Shore Collinwood and throughout our community. Ms. Camille Maxwell will serve as Senior Director, focusing on Real Estate Development and Business Engagement. Ms. Carly Lovely will continue her work as Project Coordinator, maintaining her outreach efforts with various community groups. Lastly, Ms. Jamie Baker, who joins the team with extensive grant writing experience, will lead grant writing efforts and funding diversification. In total there will be thirteen staff members to service the needs of the greater community.
By expanding the service area, our unified boundaries will now extend from the lakefront, south to the Cleveland/ Euclid/South Euclid border, and extend east from E. 131st Street to Cleveland/Euclid border at East 200th Street. We will now serve over 35,000 residents who live in this area, which also includes seven commercial districts and four industrial corridors.
Our new efforts will provide all of the services CDCs are expected to provide to residents and local businesses alike: support to block clubs, civic organizations and neighborhood groups; business attraction, retention and engagement; neighborhood planning and development services; housing redevelopment; arts-based redevelopment initiatives, creative placemaking efforts, and neighborhood planning.
Furthermore, we are expanding our neighborhood outreach efforts through our Five Pointe Community Center office, located at 813 East 152 Street; which will include meals and socialization to seniors three days a week, after school and summer programs for youth, monthly food pantry and produce distribution, benefits checkups for seniors through the OSHIP program, HIV Testing through Recovery Resources, other health screenings, job readiness training through Catholic Charities, and outreach efforts through the Collinwood Area Catholic Ministries.
Through the outward vision of a new board, a dedicated staff and an energized community we can move forward as one, united in purpose and serving all in the greater Collinwood community. We are excited about the opportunities which lie ahead. Now is the time we can all come together with a shared purpose and a vision that represents all of our community…a new day for a Collinwood United!
For additional information please feel free to call the Office at (216) 383-9772. We are located at 15614 St Clair Avenue.
Jamar Doyle, Executive Director
Resident of neighborhood since 1956. Worked on East 185th street since 1970.