2015 Winning Participatory Budgeting Projects


More than 2,300 District 7 residents voted to decide how to spend $1.3 million of their own tax dollars! The proposals voters selected will improve recreational opportunities, beautify the community and enhance quality of life. Thanks to the many volunteers who spent the last year coming up with and vetting project ideas, organizing events, and reaching out to members of our community. Without you, the success we had this year would not have been possible.


Below are the project winners in order of votes received:

Grant Houses Playground Repair ($450,000)

Major playground renovations and repairs to beautify and allow for better use of a play area utilized by the 4,500 residents who rely on the space for play and exercise.

125 St. between Broadway & Amsterdam Ave.


Planting Sidewalk 100 Trees ($300,000)

Planting new street trees and installing tree guards. 50 new trees and guards around Grant Houses and 50 new trees and guards between Riverside Drive and Broadway from 130th Street to 139th Street.

Grant Houses at 130 St.


Basketball Court Repair at Playground ($500,000)

Make crucial surface repairs to basketball courts and playground area. This playground is used by neighborhood children and students from P.S. 125, Columbia Secondary School, and Kipp Starr.

Morningside Ave. & W. 123 St.


Public Greenhouse for District 7 ($50,000)

This project will fund a greenhouse in Frank White Memorial Garden that will incorporate innovative garden projects like composting systems, hydroponics, and sustainable activities.

506 W. 143 St.






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