Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization

Working to create a shared neighborhood.

As part of the revitalization in the Northeast Neighborhood, a major mixed-income, single-family home development is underway north of State Road 23 and south of the University of Notre Dame. Existing residential areas throughout the Northeast Neighborhood are pedestrian-friendly, tree-lined streets with one to three-story structures that create a comfortable neighborhood human scale. This character, typical of South Bend’s neighborhoods, will be preserved and enhanced through building placement and massing in both rehabilitation and new residential development. A variety of housing styles shall be designed for the Triangle Neighborhood that will recreate the historic context of the existing surrounding neighborhoods.

Purpose: To facilitate the revitalization efforts and continue to foster diversity within the Northeast Neighborhood – its residents, businesses, and stakeholders – into a safe, vita, cohesive community that preserves its assets and respects the needs of all who reside, work, and visit within its boundaries.

2018 Annual Report

A Letter from the President of the Board

Dear Friends,
Another incredible year of growth has passed in the Northeast Neighborhood! It is always so impressive to see the continuous progress happening in the neighborhood with support from so many community partners and neighborhood residents. We are thrilled to be celebrating many great accomplishments from 2018, and look forward to many more in 2019.

One of our largest projects in 2018 included working toward the major goal of securing $250,000 to rehabilitate the historic Firehouse #7 on Notre Dame Ave. The building has been used as a community space and a neighborhood food pantry for many years, and, given its historic nature and landmark status in the neighborhood, the NNRO is proud to pursue a campaign to save this wonderful building. Thank you to all of our major donors who are helping to make the renovations possible: Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, 1st Source Bank, Wells Fargo, the Florence V Carroll Charitable Trust, and the many generous individual and corporate donors.

We are also excited about the accomplishments of the Triangle Neighborhood over the past year. In partnership with the South Bend Housing Authority and City of South Bend, Department of Community Investment, we were able to have our first Housing Authority homeowner move into her new home in 2018. We look forward to building two more homes with Housing Authority clients in 2019.

We couldn’t do this work without the dedication of the residents of the Northeast Neighborhood. We are especially excited to be working directly with residents on the new Robinson Community Learning Center. Additionally, we continue to maintain our commitment to creating more affordable housing throughout the neighborhood to foster a diverse, shared neighborhood that is open and welcoming to all. We look forward to seeing the growth of the neighborhood continue into 2019.

Tim Sexton

tim sexton, nnro board president

CURRENT projects

historic firehouse #7

The Historic Firehouse 7 Campaign is a group of individuals who have joined together to preserve a neighborhood asset and anchor in the community. 

832 St Louis ave

A brand new home is being constructed at 832 St Louis Ave. This home will be available for purchase in 2020 for qualified buyers.

926 N Hill st

A brand new home is being constructed at 926 N Hill St. This home will be available for purchase in 2020 for qualified buyers.