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  • Writer's pictureJimmy Hamilton

Stop Six Neighborhood Improvement Strategy

Stop Six was been selected as the first Neighborhood Improvement Strategy target area. A first-of-its-kind project, the pilot program will use funds set aside by City Council to improve neighborhood vitality and give residents paths to self-sufficiency.

The scoring process involves identifying and analyzing areas with distressed characteristics, creating objective data profiles and reviewing the data. The objective data staff reviewed included

  • Median Household Income

  • Poverty Rate

  • Unemployment Rate

  • Population without High School Diploma

  • Standard Structure Violations

  • Crime

  • Broadband Internet Access

  • Food Desert

  • Pavement Condition Index

  • Leverage Resources and

  • Neighborhood Association Capacity.

After reviewing the scores, staff recommended the Como Neighborhood to the City Managers Office and Council.

The City Council voted to provide $3.19 million in funding for public safety, capital improvements and neighborhood revitalization to the Como neighborhood as the 2021 target area for neighborhood improvements. The targeted Como area measures 0.8 square miles and is home to 1,909 residents.

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Now that the funding has been approved, residents will participate in public meetings and a survey to determine what improvements they would like to see in their neighborhood. The first community meeting was held on March 4, 2021.

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