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Revitalization Efforts Focus on Youngstown’s ‘Middle Neighborhoods’ - WKBN

City planners in Youngstown have made it clear — their focus is saving neighborhoods that can still be saved by spending money to keep them viable before they get to the point where they’re beyond help.

Two of those neighborhoods are Handel’s and Lincoln Knolls.

The Lincoln Knolls neighborhood on Youngstown’s east side broke ground Thursday afternoon for a new park.

Wednesday night, in the south side Handel’s neighborhood, several posed for a picture at a renovated triplex.

The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation was part of both projects in what Executive Director Ian Beniston called “middle neighborhoods” — ones that are showing stress but aren’t loaded with vacant properties.

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