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Navigation Esplanade Earns Prestigious ULI Development of Distinction Award

Navigation Esplanade Earns Prestigious ULI Development of Distinction Award

The Navigation Esplanade was recently awarded the prestigious designation of best Urban Open Space at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Development of Distinction Award Ceremony.

Navigation_Esplanade from Urban Land Institute on Vimeo.

“The Navigation Esplanade exemplifies what a community can achieve when it works together. A weekly farmers market in a food desert, and support of local artists through commissioned work are just two ways the Esplanade connects the community through its thoughtful programming and design. The judges appreciated the development team’s attention to community concerns while still designing with the future in mind.”

The Navigation Esplanade, a project completed by the Greater East End Management District (GEEMD) and operated by the East End Foundation was completed in 2013.

“The Navigation Esplanade is a direct result of the Greater East End Management District working with the local community. They wanted that space to be something that reflected this community” says Diane Schenke, President of the GEEMD.

Diane Barber, Managing Director of the East End Foundation says “I think it’s very important for the residents of the East End to know that this is their space.”

The Navigation Esplanade hosts more than 12 major events per year as well as a weekly Street Market from 10am to 2pm every Sunday.

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Video: Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl Entertains at 2015 East End Street Fest

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Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl (DAT) is a grassroots Aztec dance group that is dedicated to preserving as well as nurturing the indigenous cultures of México as a means of fostering unity and connectedness between all cultures. Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl has spent several years, through presentations and programs, teaching the Aztec traditions to youth and their families,…

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Sunday Streets Returns to the East End on May 17

Sunday Streets Returns to the East End on May 17

Cigna Sunday Streets kicks off its 3rd event in 2015 by returning to the East End on May 17. With no cars on the road, you’ll be able to walk, run, dance bike or play in the streets with friends, family and neighbors. Navigation Boulevard from Jensen to Lockwood will be closed to traffic from…

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