Neighborhood Enhancement Program

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Residents and staff chat on a Neighborhood Walk in 2018.
CURRENT STATUS

Woodridge NEP votes are in!

Watch for the Project Announcement Newsletter to arrive in your mailbox in late November. Thanks to those residents who participated in the voting to determine how the $161,000 NEP funding would be spent in your neighborhood area.  

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the NEP process. Please return the postage paid evaluation card included with your Announcement Newsletter or submit your comments online using the Evaluation link located in the left column on this page. Deadline for submission is Friday, Dec. 31.

Up next: NEP comes to Newport

NEP will kick off for Newport residents in January 2022. Virtual meeting information will be sent to area households in early January with meeting details.

Hear what your neighbors have to say about NEP and learn about the process from this informational video: What is NEP?

The Neighborhood Enhancement Program empowers residents to propose and select modest, city-funded capital projects to enhance their neighborhoods. The program rotates through the city's 16 NEP neighborhood areas over the course of seven years, serving two areas each year. The $5 million program allocation is distributed among each of the neighborhood areas, according to the number of households in each area.

The Sequence

When NEP comes to your neighborhood area, it follows a sequence that includes the following steps.

  1. Solicitation: Residents submit project ideas (mail, website or kick-off meeting).
  2. Scoping: Staff review project ideas using screening criteria and generate ballot projects.
  3. Preview: Residents review ballot projects at public open house.
  4. Voting: Households in the neighborhood area receive ballots in the mail to vote for three projects of their choice.
  5. Implementation: The city implements projects that receive the most votes within five years.
 
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