Homer ClarkAt the end of the year, it’s important to reflect and take stock of what we’ve accomplished. I am proud and pleased to share all the successes the Five Corners Improvement District experienced in 2014. It’s been a great year, which has provided an excellent springboard for things to come in 2015.

A snapshot of the positive impact we’ve enjoyed in 2014:

  • The first phase of the Environmental Design Master Plan installed overhead signage throughout the District that identifies and brands our neighborhood. The signs continue to garner compliments that have been expressed to me personally and via social media.
  • Five Corners partnered with the City’s District K “Klean Up and Green Up” campaign by providing community and high school volunteers for trash pick up and beautification.
  • Five Corners, within District K, has been ranked the third-lowest area for crime in the city. Our public safety efforts to provide additional private security and cameras to monitor crime hot spots has definitely had a positive impact.

Building on our accomplishments, we expect great things in 2015:

  • Five Corners has partnered with the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 25 to make some critical infrastructure improvements that will accelerate the development of our community.
  • We are going to upgrade several key intersections with median landscaping, more lighting, crosswalks, and District markers. You will begin to see that progress this spring.
  • We are also initiating a series of business mixers in the coming year because networking is a critical part of maintaining a vibrant business community. Obviously, enticing new businesses to move into Five Corners is going to be good for the whole community. In fact, more businesses have opened within the District in the last two years than in the prior seven, and property values are also rising. From my perspective, that’s a very positive sign that we’re on the right track.

These are just a few of the highlights. I look forward to sharing more with you in the coming months about our plans to partner with subdivisions on overall branding within the District. We are also planning to implement the second phase of our master plan to include landscaping, lighting, parks, trails, and open space.

Our mission is to continue to provide the tools and services that ensure a safe and attractive community for both residents and businesses. Thank you for your continuous support!

– Homer Clark
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Five Corners District