Growing Elm Street enlists residents, business owners, employees, faith-based and non-profit organizations to make the north side of Youngstown a vibrant and welcoming place. Located between Youngstown State University and historic Wick Park, the Elm Street corridor has two flower shops, two art studios, a self-care store featuring handcrafted items, a music hall, a coffee shop, a diner, a cafe, a co-op market, a farmers market, and a kitchen incubator. Our group focuses on neighborhood improvement through the following approaches:
- collective input,
- economic development,
- events (both individual and shared),
- public art displays and murals
- and safety (with the installation of crosswalks and a neighborhood walk assessment).