By: Peggy Berg, Traffic/Transportation and Sidewalks Chair
With repair work set to begin soon on the neighborhood’s first identified sidewalk bundle, the Sidewalk Committee is looking for more sections of VaHi sidewalk in need of repair.
If there’s a section of sidewalk in the neighborhood you’d like to see fixed, email the location information to firstname.lastname@example.org. The committee will select sections of sidewalk based on pre-defined criteria and neighbor interest is a significant factor. As sections of sidewalk are selected, the committee will contact homeowners to request participation in the repair work per the terms of the VHCA’s sidewalk repair and funding program.
The VHCA’s sidewalk repair program handles all interaction with the City for the property owner. In case of financial need, the funding program contributes up to half the property owner’s cost of replacing a sidewalk, as part of a bundle, up to $500 for a segment. If a property has two segments (corner properties have a segment in front and one on the side) the program will contribute fully for the first segment and up to $300 or 50% for the second segment, if there is a financial need. Click here for more information on the VHCA’s sidewalk program.
Areas already on the list as needing repairs are: Cresthill Ave.; Briarcliff Pl. between N. Highland and Briarcliff; Amsterdam Ave. east of Monroe and around the corner to Brookridge; Brookridge Dr. after the bridge; Drewry St.; and Greenwood Ave. from N. Highland to Ponce Pl. Please submit any suggestion you have for sidewalks in need of repair not already on this list.
The first bundle of sidewalk for which repairs are currently scheduled is along St. Charles Avenue. As of late September, that work was scheduled for completion within 4-6 weeks.