Neighborhood and Community Planning Overview
In order for the efforts of YNDC to transform and revitalize Youngstown’s neighborhoods to be effective, they must be guided by data-driven analysis and transformative strategies tailored to meet the community’s collective vision for the future. In order to understand that vision and determine appropriate programming to achieve it, YNDC works closely with the community, City of Youngstown, and Youngstown State University Center for Urban and Regional Studies to develop neighborhood plans and strategies that guide our collective work. These planning documents are founded in thoughtful research and authentic community processes.
Efforts by YNDC and its partners to implement comprehensive neighborhood plans have leveraged over $10 million in reinvestment in Youngstown’s neighborhoods since 2009.