Willoughby

 

APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL-1997 (Note: Funding first provided in FY ’01)
 
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF PLAN OBJECTIVES
·         Acquisition, removal, and disposition of properties that cannot be rehabilitated to plan standards
·         Provide technical and financial assistance to property owners for rehabilitation
·          Development of in-fill, single-family housing
·         Pave paper street at 7th View Street on south side of West Ocean View Avenue
·         Construct public improvements at 12th View and West Ocean View Avenues
·         Repave and redefine street edge on 13th View Street north of West Ocean View Avenue and on Little Bay Avenue
·         Repave Chela street From 15th View Street to its western terminus
·         Repave Worth Street and widen its intersection with west Ocean View Avenue
·         Implement drainage improvements and improve street edges on 9th View Street and Le Clair Street between West Ocean View Avenue and Little Bay Avenue
·         Install stop sign at intersection of 9th View and Little Bay and along Ocean View Avenue and Little Bay Avenue to decrease speed
·         Improve storm drainage throughout the project area
·         Improve street lighting along West Ocean View Avenue
 
BRIEF DESCRIPTON OF IMPLEMENTED ACTIVITIES
·         Provided 50 loans for property rehabilitation
·         Acquired 3 properties
·         Relocated 1 resident
·         Demolished 2 structures
·         Completed Willoughby Corridor Study
 
1997-2008 NEIGHBORHOOD STRUCTURE ASSESSMENT
 

Conditions
Percentage 1997
Percentage 2008
Good
12
55
Fair
77
42
Poor
11
3
TOTAL
100
100

 
TOTAL AMOUNT OF INVESTMENTS THROUGH FISCAL YEAR 2008 BY FUNDING SOURCE

CDBG
$350
CIP
$1,687,608
HOME
$102,416
TOTAL
$1,790,374

 
 
PLAN STATUS/RECOMMENDATIONS AND ANTICIPATED EXIT DATE
Initial efforts in property rehabilitation have been very successful. At the present time efforts are underway to identify opportunities to purchase multi-family properties. The plan is to acquire the properties, demolish the structures and develop the cleared land with new single family homes. Increasing the level of home ownership is considered critical to the success of revitalizing the neighborhood.  
 

At the present time, no target exit date has been established. Once project objectives are achieved, consideration could also be given to shifting the project to a maintenance mode. A maintenance mode would offer financial assistance on a case by case basis in order to continue the rehabilitation effort. However there would no longer be an effort to purchase property.

Conservation Area
Active Project

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