In just a few years, we have realized many improvements with the help of the city, including the new pedestrian-friendly streetscape with brick sidewalks, flower and tree plantings, and festive banners. To continue the improvements, we also now have a TIF (Tax Increment Finance) District in the Hill’s commercial area, which gives developers financial incentives, and will soon have in place a RID (Residential Improvement District), which gives residence owners (including landlords) tax breaks on major façade improvements.
The CHP provides support to the Hill’s best cultural traditions like the College Hill Arts Festival in July, the Neighborhood Picnic in August, and the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in December. We’ve also begun new events like the Hill Yes! Auction in April, and festivals in Pettersen Plaza. Other cultural events have also emerged to fit the distinctive culture of the Hill, such as Mohair Pear’s successful Pear Fair D.I.Y Craft and Design Event and their Zombie Walk.
If you have ideas for making College Hill a better place to live, work, and play, let us know. We appreciate your participation and support.
– Andy Fuchtman, CHP President