Westside Housing Organization
Under the direction of a neighborhood based board of directors, Westside Housing Organization has had substantial success in reversing decades of disinvestment in residential neighborhoods and helping to strengthen related economic conditions in these communities.
The "South End" of the Westside neighborhood (bound by State Line Road on the west, Southwest Trafficway on the east, 26th street on the north, and by 31st Street on the south) was separated from the rest of the neighborhood in the construction of I-35 in the 1970s. Participants of Eco Abet's 2014 Summer Design Charrette were asked to brainstorm development opportunities for a concentration of empty lots within the South End neighborhood and to consider improving traffic and providing pedestrian and cycling amenities along 31st Street.
To learn more about the efforts and programs of the Westside Housing Association: westsidehousing.org
For full results from the 2014 Eco Abet Summer Charrette: issuu.com/ecoabet
The design concepts and imagery were a result of the collective talent of Joshua Boehm, Daniel Brown, Lauren Garrot, Beth Dawson, Samuel DeJong, Arpit Balhara, Branden Vissat, Emily Thompson, Gunnar Hand, Joshua Hemberger, Zach Flanders, Eric Vaughan, Eric Bunch, Josh Best, Brittany Hodges, Charles Gorugantula, Chloe Lockman, Brandi Purchas, Ashley Sadowski, Jesse Crupper, Daniel Dermitzel, and Jacob Wagner.