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Lower North Focus Area Highlights

The Lower North District plan has two focus areas and one focus topic. The two areas highlighted for special consideration were the American Street Corridor and the Ridge Avenue Corridor.The vacant land focus topic discusses policy and planning ideas to reinvigorate the areas of vacant land now available in this district for redevelopment. The policy and planning concepts support the community transitions already evident in the neighborhood.

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Map of Lower North District, Vacant property shown in brown


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Focus area Goals:

  • Create a mixed income community
  • Redevelop the Norman Blumberg Apartments
  • Repurpose vacant land with infill development both commercial and residential
  • Identify re-use opportunities for closed schools
  • Support existing businesses where the corridor has commercial strength

Concepts for the Ridge Avenue Corridor are fully examined in the final report.

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