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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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Mason Park Needs Your Help to Earn a $20,000 Makeover

Mason Park Needs Your Help to Earn a $20,000 Makeover

You may recall our ask last year to cast your vote to help earn a $20,000 award to the East End's own Ingrando Park. The good news is that you listened, you voted, and thanks to your help, Ingrando Park received funding for new futsal court from a Meet Me at the Park grant. Well the great news keeps coming: the Meet Me at the Park program is back and our very own Mason Park has been nominated for its own $20,000 makeover!

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