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City of York to Host Neighborhood Planning Workshop

York, NE – The City of York, in conjunction with the Southeast Nebraska Development District, will be conducting Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, August 16th 2017 from 11am – 4pm at the Kilgore Memorial Library, 520 Nebraska Avenue, York, Nebraska.

The primary goal of the planning process is to design a program of neighborhood revitalization efforts that improve the quality of life for low-to-moderate income residents in York, Nebraska.  These efforts would target review, prioritization, and planning for revitalization activities that would be designed to provide increased open greenspace, improve affordable housing unit quality and quantity, and provide safe public transportation infrastructure and access with minimum associated increase to the property tax base of three census block group areas.

The target area is three census block areas that have a significantly high number of low to moderate income (LMI) households.  The three areas are shown below on the map, but are generally described as:

1) 12th St/Country Club Ave to Nobes Ave Street, then south along US Highway 81 to Interstate 80, then north to Lincoln Ave & 3rd Street;

2) From 12th and 3rd Streets between York Ave & Iowa Avenue;

3) 14th Street to 6th from Florida to Iowa.

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According to the 2014 ACS these Block Groups, 969700.4, 969800.1, and 969800.2, have 1,288, 990, and 1,631 persons of which 60.52%, 57.38%, and 52.13% respectively are LMI.  Block group 700.4 includes East Hill Park and much of the York College campus, Block Group 800.1 includes much of the downtown business corridor, and Block Group 800.2 includes York County Club, Harrison Park and approximately fifty percent is undeveloped agricultural land with areas of wetlands.

The primary goal of the planning process is to design a program of neighborhood revitalization efforts that improve the quality of life for low-to-moderate income residents in York, Nebraska.  These efforts would target review, prioritization, and planning for revitalization activities that would be designed to provide increased open greenspace, improve affordable housing unit quality and quantity, and provide safe public transportation infrastructure and access with minimum associated increase to the LMI Block Group property tax base.

The meeting will be hosted by staff from the Southeast Nebraska Development District.  A Lincoln, NE based community development organization of which the City of York is a member.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Rian Harkins, Southeast Nebraska Development District at 402-475-2560 or email at rharkins@sendd.org.

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