Learn about the vision for the future of the El Camino neighborhood. Working with Residents and the Community Design Center Rochester, IADC supported an effort to create a plan for the El Camino Neighborhood in NE Rochester, NY.
The vision plan process began in the spring of 2015 with a Charrette (large planning meeting) held in the fall of that year. A committee was formed to lead the process comprised of mostly residents. The committee worked through the winter, spring and summer to release the plan in August 2016. The plan includes six guiding principles for the communities future, six major focus areas, and identifies potential projects and opportunities.
The El Camino neighborhood is located in Northeast Rochester, NY and concentrated between North Clinton Avenue and the Genesee River. The neighborhood has taken the name of the trail that runs 2.2 miles through the center of it. There are great people and assets in this area. To learn more, you can visit the neighborhood website.
Project HOPE (Healthy Outcomes through Participation, Education & Empowerment) is a program of IADC funded by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation. HOPE aims to improve the overall health and wellbeing of residents in a segment of the El Camino neighborhood surrounding Conkey Corner Park. HOPE has been in the neighborhood for over a decade.
The ¡No Más! Campaign emerged because the community became tired of the conditions surrounding North Clinton Avenue. Residents, business owners, churches, etc. joined together to deliver a positive message to those selling and using drugs "We love you, but not what you are doing to our community!" The campaign has many events.