The St. Anthony Park Community Council is thrilled to announce we have been selected to receive a 2021 AARP Community Challenge grant. We are one of only 244 grantees selected from across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
With this “quick-action” grant the Transportation Committee will be working with local sculptors to design and build two ADA-approved benches along Territorial Road, work with residents to design creative crosswalks in the area and coordinate with The Creative Enterprise Zone to place a large wall mural, wrapping the northeast corner of the building Territorial and Carleton adjacent to the bench and crosswalk. This project will help complete the process of saying to neighborhood traffic that this part of Territorial Road is a place where people live. Slow down and stop for pedestrians.
We are incredibly proud that AARP selected St. Anthony Park Community Council to receive this grant. AARP is a nationwide leader on making neighborhoods, towns, and cities more livable for all residents and we are honored that they see the tangible value this project will bring to our community.
About the Community Challenge
The Community Challenge funds innovative projects that inspire change in areas such as transportation, public spaces, housing, diversity and inclusion, civic engagement, corona virus recovery and more. It’s all part of AARP’s nationwide work on livable communities, which supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties across the country to become great places for all residents. AARP believes that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; affordable and accessible housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community life. To learn more about the work being funded by the AARP Community Challenge across the nation–including all 244 granted projects this year, visit aarp.org/CommunityChallenge. You can also view an interactive map of all Community Challenge projects and AARP’s livable communities work ataarp.org/livable.