At least seven homes in the city’s Gateway Neighborhood will get new landscaping thanks to a Community Redevelopment Agency sponsorship in a "Curb Appeal by the Block" initiative with the city Neighborhood Services Division. Home Depot Foundation is helping with $4,500 in funds for the project. The Home Depot at 1400 Waterford Place will staff some of the 200 volunteers already signed up for the project. The CRA also made a grant donation to the project.
The Community Improvement Department will host the "Curb Appeal by the Block" event starting at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 26. According to Neighborhood Services administrator, P. Nigel Roberts, the project is an enhanced version of the city's "Paint-Up Delray” where homes were selected and given new coats of paint by volunteers. Roberts said that "Curb Appeal by the Block" will now incorporate landscape projects along with painting and minor home repairs.
One of the homes is even getting a new sprinkler and irrigation system.
“Seven homes will be given landscaping improvements. Both the Home Depot Foundation and the CRA helped out with funding. The Home Depot’s Linton Boulevard store is providing some of the volunteers. We have about six local restaurants that will provide snacks and lunch to volunteers,” Roberts said.
He also said that all supplies for the event will be provided by the city, community service hours will be awarded, and that volunteers will receive breakfast, lunch and a T-shirt.