Blackmer’s Market is a black merchants market located on the north end of Historic 5th Avenue in the West Settlers Historic District of The Set. The market features locally sourced goods, live entertainment, and special events to support small business development and placemaking efforts in The Set.
Front Porch Project
The Front Porch Project will identify homes for exterior repair/beautification and the construction/repair of a front porch. Narrative histories of important “happenings” on the front porches of The Set were collected to celebrate the rich history of the community.
Reclaim Our village
Reclaim Our Village was designed to put community back in community school and provide high-quality education for children from preschool through career. This project provides community engagement opportunities and teacher support & training to the staff at Village Academy.
Repair and restore
The Repair & Restore project aims to protect The Set’s elders and families from losing or selling their properties due to economic pressures and/or lack of access to resources for needed structural improvements and repairs.
The peach umbrella network
The Peach Umbrella Network an asset map of the small business community in The Set. Participants in the network obtain permits and licenses, business coaching, and receive grants/ loans to grow and develop their small business.