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Revitalization Projects Receive Public Displays of Affection for Valentine’s Day (Press Release)

February 11, 2016


WASHINGTON, D.C. – For Valentine’s Day, the #LoveThatLot campaign is encouraging people to engage in “Public Displays of Affection” for outstanding vacant property revitalization projects.

The Center for Community Progress, the national nonprofit behind the campaign, recommends that interested participants:

  1. Use the #LoveThatLot hashtag to share photos of revitalization projects on social media
  2. Download an e-Valentine (view image) or print off the paper version (view PDF) to send to local revitalization champions
  3. Host an in-person celebration to recognize and tour a revitalized building or lot


“Every community has champions who are transforming vacant lots into amazing local gems,” said Tamar Shapiro, president and CEO of the Center for Community Progress. “Too often, these projects fly beneath the radar unless you’re lucky enough to live nearby. #LoveThatLot is about giving grassroots revitalization efforts the recognition they deserve.”

The campaign is gaining traction via the hashtag #LoveThatLot and in communities around the country with, for example, the city of Peoria, Illinois, encouraging residents to participate.

More information about the #LoveThatLot campaign is available at

About Center for Community Progress

Founded in 2010, the Center for Community Progress is the only national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization solely dedicated to building a future in which entrenched, systemic blight no longer exists in American communities. The mission of Community Progress is to ensure that communities have the vision, knowledge, and systems to transform blighted, vacant, and other problem properties into assets supporting neighborhood vitality. As a national leader on solutions for blight and vacancy, Community Progress serves as the leading resource for local, state and federal policies and best practices that address the full cycle of property revitalization.

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