Neighborhood to get facelift with RENEW! cleanup project

Neighborhood to get facelift with RENEW! cleanup project
Longview News-Journal

POSTED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 10:33am

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 10:44am

A northwest Longview neighborhood will be swarming with city crews and volunteers next month as part of an effort to improve quality of life for hundreds of residents.

Called RENEW! Longview, the project is a partnership of the city of Longview, Spring Hill ISD, nonprofit organizations, residents and volunteers, and will attack issues from drainage and overgrown vegetation to crime prevention.

“We try to look at an area that has kind of got several issues going on,” said Chris Clayton, the Longview Police Area Representative for the area. “We initially focused on a more centralized area, but we decided to expand it to take in a larger area, to just make the outreach a little bit further.”

The project area, which he said includes about 800 homes, is west of Gilmer Road, north of Blake Drive, east of Teri Lynn Drive, and south of Alta Drive.

It is the third project for RENEW!, or Resources Enriching Neighborhoods through Empowerment Works. Last year, volunteers from Pine Tree ISD, Go West Longview and area churches turned their attention to the neighborhoods surrounding Birdie Park. The first RENEW! effort focused on the neighborhood near Stamper Park.

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