Youngstown to Share Crab Creek Study Results

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – City officials will disclose the results of a $100,000 planning study concerning the Crab Creek corridor during a Feb. 13 meeting.

The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County’s East Library. It is “an opportunity for the community to review the strategic planning outcomes and participate in discussions” on the next steps for the property.

Despite valuable assets including a B&O rail line and significant freeway access, the corridor, one of Youngstown’s oldest industrial districts, “has faced significant economic challenges,” according to a news release announcing the event. The objective of the EDA-funded study was to unlock the corridor’s potential to benefit the city and its neighborhoods.

The city accepted an $80,000 redevelopment study grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration in May 2022 to assess economic opportunities along the East Side industrial corridor, for which it provided $20,000 in matching funds.

City officials invite members of the public to attend the meeting, share insights and “play a vital role in the ongoing revitalization efforts,” according to the release.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.