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Revitalizing the Northeast Neighborhood.


Since 2001, South Bend Heritage has contracted with the NNRO to serve as staff for the organization in the revitalization of the Northeast Neighborhood. SBH staff assists in the planning and development work of the NNRO.


The Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Organization (NNRO) was incorporated in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation for the purpose of the social, physical and economic revitalization of the Northeast Neighborhood in South Bend, Indiana.


The funding partners of the NNRO include:

The NNRO has a 14-member Board of Trustees that include seven representatives from the institutional funders and seven residents from the Northeast Neighborhood.


The Northeast Neighborhood also has a neighborhood council the NENC. Established in 1966, the NENC is the oldest continually operating neighborhood association in the City of South Bend.


One of the largest single family home developments in the Northeast Neighborhood is the The Triangle. 

For more information on The Triangle development click here.


The NNRO has also built new homes for sale on Hill Street for income qualified families. For information on the Hill Street development click here.

View the 2015 NNRO Annual Report.


The Northeast Neighborhood is also part of the Northeast Neighborhood Development Area Overlay Zoning District which governs the construction of new housing. 

Please refer to the Section 21_06 of the City of South Bend Ordinance Code regarding the NNDA Zoning District. 

View the Document Here.

For more information about the NNRO please contact Marco Mariani via:


(574) 289-1066 
ext. 216  


Revitalizing the Northeast Neighborhood…Collective Impact

 Letter from the President of the Board

Across the country cities are finding that establishing a shared collective view is often the ignitor of significant positive neighborhood change. As in the Northeast Neighborhood, long standing anchor institutions are partnering with neighborhood residents to realize the potential in a reviving a promising neighborhood. These relationships have lead to significant achievements in 2015 for the NNRO. It has been exciting to see how the work of the NNRO is permeating through the neighborhood and directly affects residents who live here. In 2015, The Triangle Homeowners’ Association hosted 15+ events with over 200 people attending throughout the year. The City of South Bend helped improve upon development in the neighborhood through creating new curbs and sidewalks along N. Hill Street where additional housing is being constructed by a private developer. In addition 90% of the homes of in The Triangle have been completed. The NNRO has also begun to evaluate locations for Senior Housing in the neighborhood.

Walking through the Northeast Neighborhood, development is most visible through new housing, improved streets and increased commercial activities. However, it is the cooperation and partnership of the neighborhood residents and anchor institutions that moved the neighborhood from a point of stagnation to progress and investment. Since its inception, the NNRO made it a priority to incorporate neighborhood residents in future planning for the neighborhood. By gathering the right group of people that understood the neighborhood and were like-minded and like-missioned about first investing in the people in the community, a strong neighborhood has emerged that we are proud to call our own.

We know that for progress to continue, we will need to create strategies that incorporate residents both old and new as people are the greatest asset to any neighborhood. We are encouraged by the stories and shared experiences you will find in the rest of the annual report. Thank you to our great neighbors and our partners who continue to work together for the long-term success of the Northeast Neighborhood.

Tim Sexton
NNRO Board President

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