The Restore Rundberg initiative is partially funded by the federal Department of Justice grant, but is an ongoing initiative that will continue after the end of the grant funding. We want to know from you what the problems are in the area and what ideas you have to remedy these issues for long-term, measurable neighborhood improvement.
Early in 2012, President Obama’s Administration established a Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. In June of 2012, the Austin Police Department applied for a $1 million grant from the Department of Justice and in September 2012, was fortunate to receive an award resulting in the launch of the Restore Rundberg Project, which is currently in the year-one planning stage.
The neighborhood is defined as: Research Boulevard/Anderson Lane to the south; railroad tracks (just west of Metric) and Lamar to the west; Interstate 35 and Cameron Road to the east; and, Rutland Drive, Braker Lane, Floradale Drive, and Applegate Drive to the north. It encompasses 5.74 square miles, or 2%, of the city and is home to 5% of the city’s population. The neighborhood has high crime, violence and unemployment rates. The Restore Rundberg Initiative was designed to combat crime challenges and neighborhood distress and to revitalize the Rundberg neighborhood.
Speak Up Austin is one of many ways that we are collecting community input, including public meetings and door-to-door surveys, so Speak Up now and send us your ideas, or vote and comment on other community ideas!
Restore Rundberg Mission:
Improve the quality of life, health, safety, education, and well-being of individuals living and working in the Rundberg neighborhood.
For more information, please visit austintexas.gov/restorerundberg.
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