CREATIVE INITIATIVES

 

green initiatives

NEIGHBORHOOD URBAN TRAIL

 Newburgh Community Land Bank, in partnership with the City of Newburgh, and local [artist/fabricator], are working on a NEIGHBORHOOD URBAN TRAIL—a walkable path through the North of Broadway Neighborhood connecting Broadway to Downing Park Urban Farm. As a pilot, we envision this trail network to grow and tie into the greater Downing Park System proposal by the City of Newburgh.

VISIT THE DOWNING PARK URBAN FARM WEBSITE→

 

DOWNING PARK URBAN FARM

The City of Newburgh, the Newburgh Community Land Bank (NCLB), and the Downing Park Planning Committee with the support of Community Development Block Grant funding have embarked on this project to restore activity and programming at the former greenhouses at Downing Park. Downing Park Urban Farm is a working urban farm and demonstration garden dedicated to creating teachable examples of urban agriculture and urban ecology. 

VISIT THE DOWNING PARK URBAN FARM WEBSITE→

 

LANDER STREET NATIVE VINE POCKET PARK

 

ONE NATURE LLC WEBSITE→

 

BROADWAY MAIN STREET REVITALIZATION & COMPLETE STREETS STUDY

DOWNLOAD THE CITY OF NEWBURGH'S COMPLETE STREET STUDY→ 

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

 

Our LISC AmeriCorps, Burke Blackman and Melzina Canigan-Izzard, have launched an oral history project focusing on the neighborhood North of Broadway where the Land Bank has centered its revitalization efforts. The project seeks to interview long term home-owners and residents from the neighborhood to document their stories about the change they have witnessed through their time living in Newburgh. The project also serves to address and dig into the question of community needs. Hopefully from the questions we'll hear some answers and better understand how to leverage our programs to better serve the community. 

OUR NEIGHBORHOOD: AN ORAL HISTORY→

 

ART & DESIGN INITIATIVES

Newburgh Community Land Bank's Creative Place-making Pilot, Artist in Vacancy, seeks to bring life to vacant lots and buildings owned by the NCLB as they await new ownership by bridging the arts with radical sustainability and creative industry. Through a series of site-specific installations and interventions, NCLB hopes to encourage investment in under-utilized spaces located in an under-served neighborhood. As each vacancy is transformed into a place for the local community to engage with artists, architects, designers, and makers, we aim to address the greater, complex, and often undocumented transformation of abandoned neighborhoods, and bring people from diverse backgrounds together.

ARTIST IN VACANCY→

 

DECONSTRUCTION & SALVAGE

SLOW-DEMO-DEMO stands for slow-demolition-demonstration, Newburgh Community Land Bank's deconstruction and material salvage initiative. Selecting a few properties that are slated for emergency demolition, the land bank will fund a certified deconstruction, as opposed to demolition, process that will salvage any usable materials from the sites, such as brick, wood, and stone that may be repurposed. This sustainable initiative addresses ensures that hazardous properties in need of demolition come down in a safe, sustainable manner, and salvages the material resource, creating a source of revenue for continued work. 

ARTIST IN VACANCY→

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

As we launch several of these initiatives this year, NCLB will be seeking qualified volunteers to take on diverse tasks such as office administration, photo documentation to participating with on-site clean-ups. If you are interested in volunteering with the Land Bank, please complete our Volunteer Application & Survey via the link below. We look forward to hearing from you!

GET INVOLVEDARTIST IN VACANCY→