The area immediately adjacent to Village Creek in Ensley has been the focus of many of the efforts being undertaken to breathe new life into the surrounding Ensley and Pratt communities. This Saturday area residents and concerned citizens will have the chance to contribute to and help develop a vision for housing that will line the planned Village Creek Greenway on the city’s West Side (after having some fun running).
The first annual Village Creek One Mile Fun Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. (sign-up is at 8 a.m.) will be followed at 10 a.m. by a community workshop entitled Implementing The Olmsted Vision One Step at a Time.
Members of the 2007-2008 Project Corporate Leadership class and Environmental Leadership Program will host a workshop to discuss strategies for implementing the Olmsteds’ vision for the Village Creek area in the Ensley and Pratt communities. If you’ve got a Facebook account, you can let them know that you’ll be there to participate.
Several organizations in the area have led the charge for the overall development of this area at various stages, including a student developed master plan courtesy of the Auburn Urban Studio and efforts by the Freshwater Land Trust to acquire the properties necessary to carry out the Olmsted Brothers plan for a citywide network of green space.