West Bloomington Revcitalization Project

Revitalization Project Offers Bilingual Surveys

The West Bloomington Revitalization Project Community Input Survey is now available in Spanish. Please share it with your Spanish-speaking neighbors.

Access the form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdx41loE-2An4i0yeUAwCjJ5J20VRqXMx98LhhygTfRhO02-Q/viewform.

“Driven by the voice of residents, the WBRP leads impactful, collaborative efforts of neighbors and local stakeholders that honor our historical and cultural roots, build on the pride and strengths of our neighborhoods, and empower residents to be leaders and achieve a vision for a better community,” according to WBRP’s mission statement.

The project features a tool “library” to aid in neighborhood projects and needs, the west side Book Bike, the West Bloomington Community Garden, a computer lab, and a home restoration effort. See more at http://www.westbloomington.org/#!our-programs/bipxg.


Taste of the West Tasty Display of Local Diversity

The West Bloomington Revitalization Project's Taste of the West event wasn't fooling around April 1.

Local culinary lights brought their multicultural best to Bloomington First Christian Church to benefit the services the Project brings to the west side.

Jessica Chacko Jackson and local students (below) represented Not In Our Town: Bloomington-Normal at the Taste. Fifty-seven individuals signed the NIOT/NIOS pledge at the event.

Taste of the West featured dishes by Romelia Aza, Annie Foster, Selina Gunn, Reve Jackson III (Jackson's Soul), Chef Jose (Rosy's Grill), and Kelly Mathy (Kelly's Bakery & Cafe).

April 1 Taste of the West Rustles Up Great Local Grub

The great chefs and eateries of Bloomington's west side will show off their multicultural wares during Taste of the West, Friday, April 1 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at First Christian Church of Bloomington, 401 W. Jefferson Street.

The free competitive tasting event -- sponsored by the West Bloomington Revitalization Project (WRBP) -- will feature dishes by Romelia Aza, Annie Foster, Selina Gunn, Reve Jackson III (Jackson's Soul), Chef Jose (Rosy's Grill), and Kelly Mathy (Kelly's Bakery & Cafe).

"This is an opportunity to taste the rich diversity in food and cultures in Bloomington -- Not Your Average Chain Restaurant here," Not In Our Town: Bloomington/Normal Steering Committee member and Bloomington City Councilwoman Karen Schmidt noted. "West Bloomington is where our city started, and it embraces the wonderful diversity of cultures that many Bloomingtonians don't even know exist."

The WRBP Annual Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the church.