Projects and Programs

Development (Landmarks) Committee

The volunteer-led CY Development (Landmarks) Committee successfully brought landmarks district status to the neighborhood in 2019. This designation helps protect Cooper-Young’s historic homes and gives the neighborhood a voice in shaping future residential development. Click here to read the Cooper-Young Historic District Guidelines.

Cooper St. Trestle Art

Our beautiful Cooper-Street Trestle Art is not only nationally recognized, it’s also absolutely full of our distinctively charming local architecture. Designed and built by metal artist Jill Turman, the structure features twelve buildings from throughout the neighborhood. We dedicated this beloved work of art in 2000 and, in 2015, had the great pleasure of converting the entire structure to solar power. We love maintaining this important point of neighborhood pride and hope you’ll help us keep it up for years to come.

Annual Events

We hope you’ll join us for some of our great annual events. From the Festival Friday 4-Miler to our CY Beerfest and CY Porchfest, we love a great party! We also organize 20+ neighborhood events throughout the year, encouraging everyone in Cooper-Young to come out and have a great time. Be sure to check our calendar below for upcoming activities or join our mailing list for weekly updates.¬†


The Cooper Young Arboretum project was created by the Cooper Young Garden Club to encourage community involvement within our own urban forest. Our arboretum encompasses trees located in the front yards of homes, the Spanish American War Park, local businesses, and schools within our neighborhood.


The CYCA is committed to improving and maintaining projects that address sustainability, transportation, beautification, and pedestrian issues. Launched in 2024, the Cooper-Young Sidewalk Repair Program uses City & County funds to help cut the cost of sidewalk replacement for Cooper-Young residents. Click here to learn about this initiative.

LampLighter (1988-2020)

The CYCA published a monthly paper that was hand-delivered to residents from 1988-2020. An archive is available by clicking on this link.