Since its inception, the EEDC has successfully leveraged the tremendous assets of the Third Ward, which has involved securing more than 1,750 volunteer hours, convening 250 community meetings, testifying in 15 planning commission sessions and city council meetings, completing three (3) planning studies, and participating in four (4) design studios.
Our work seeks to fulfil the needs of a community that has been forgotten. We do so through a mix of community building, resident sustainability, and equitable revitalization programs aimed at creating a sustainable, prosperous, and beautiful Third Ward.
The more we collaborate, the stronger we become. We, the EEDC, represent a dynamic set of bright minds including trailblazing community and social justice-oriented nonprofits, community developers, leading educational institutions, foundations, local government, and faith-based organizations with one common goal: responsible development of Third Ward without displacement.