LEXINGTON EAST END EQUITY PARTNERSHIP (LEEEP)
The ongoing revitalization of the historic East End is bringing a new vibrancy to the Lexington area. Thanks to community groups and individuals, the East End boasts handsome new housing, the William Wells Brown Elementary School and Community Center, Art in Motion’s Artstop, the restoration of the Lyric Theatre, and in late 2013 will break ground for the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden.
The Lexington East End Equity Partnership (LEEEP) focuses on policy advocacy in the areas of built environment and healthy food access. This dynamic group includes representatives from the neighborhood, grassroots coalitions, urban agriculture organizers, bicycle advocates, city planners, arborists, local art organizations and representatives from higher education and the local community schools.
The work on the built environment will include advocating for complete streets for the final leg of the Legacy Trail through the East End, supporting the completion of the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden as the urban trailhead for the trail, and urban reforestation of the East End through city street tree policy and funding.
Plans to increase access to healthy food include a corner market transformation initiative, reviewing land use zoning for urban farming and rooftop greenhouses, and exploration of a mobile neighborhood fresh produce bus.
Support the East End by making a donation to the East End Renaissance Fund.
Consultant, Lexington East-End Equity Partnership