Powerstown Neighborhood Action Team Makes Great Progress Over the Past Year

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Powerstown Neighborhood Action Team continues to meet and has made significant progress in improving the neighborhood over the past year.

Since the Powerstown Neighborhood Action Plan was completed, collaborative efforts have resulted in the following:

• 86 properties have been inspected by code enforcement;

• 23 properties are now slated for demolition by the Mahoning County Land Bank or City of Youngstown;

• 7 properties have achieved code compliance;

• 56 properties continue to move through the code enforcement process;

• 3405 Lenox was donated by The Home Savings and Loan Company, renovated, and sold to a first time homebuyer;

• 3402 Lenox has been acquired by the City of Youngstown and will be renovated;

• The Seventh Ward Citizens Coalition was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Youngstown Foundation to complete neighborhood improvements;

• Lots of Green 2.0 supported the development of the Pointview Children and Families Garden;

• Two workdays were held in 2014 with residents, community groups, and YSU students and resulted in the clean up of more than 15 properties.

Team Powerstown has more exciting work and improvements planned for throughout 2015. Please stay tuned for more updates and opportunities to get involved.