A “Paint The Pump House” event is being held at two Pasco County pump houses in the Colonial Hills neighborhood. The project is a combined effort among Pasco Utilities, the Colonial Hills Civic Association, Raintree Christian Academy and neighborhood children.
The Pump House ‘paintings’ will begin on Friday November 18, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the 3844 Pensdale Drive Pump House. The Pensdale Drive Pump House will be painted by the Raintree Christian Academy students.
On Saturday, November 19, 2016 Anclote Elementary School students will be painting the Pump House at 5141 Moog Road from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Plans were coordinated by a project committee of the Colonial Hills Neighborhood Association.
The Colonial Hills Neighborhood Association is located within the Elfers District of The Harbors – West Market Area of the Harbors Redevelopment/Infill Plan. The plan focuses on creating thriving communities, stimulating economic growth, improving organizational performance and enhancing the quality of life. The vision of the Elfers District is to create livable neighborhoods with safe and comfortable access to parks, green open spaces, community facilities and neighborhood centers, as well as to preserve and enhance historic features.
The “Paint The Pump House” project serves multiple functions: to improve neighborhood aesthetics of essential neighborhood infrastructure, to connect youth and adults in ownership of their neighborhood and to implement a quick beautification of existing buildings. A colorful, vibrant makeover of the pump houses helps to bring the community together, while enhancing a community asset.
“This project exemplifies residents and neighborhood children taking pride in their community and serves as an excellent example of creative tactical urbanism to improve local neighborhoods and gathering places,” said Mary Duke of the Pasco County Planning & Development Department, who is charged with implementation of The Harbors Plan. “We are hopeful this form of community spirit blossoms across The Harbors and Pasco County.”
For more information about The Harbors West Market Redevelopment/Infill Plan, click here: http://www.pascocountyfl.net/index.aspx?nid=1677.