Over the past several decades she has been one of the driving forces behind the re-development of East Hills and Wealthy Street. She has led major efforts including:
- saving and rehabilitating the Wealthy Theatre
- working to save and restore several historic structures on Wealthy Street and Fairmount Square
- helping form the Wealthy Theatre Historic District, Fairmount Square Historic District
- helping develop the Traditional Business District zoning code
- initiating the Trees Please effort.