Thursday, January 27, 2011


The City of Youngstown Community Development Agency (CDA) will be holding a series of meetings regarding the City of Youngstown's One Year  Action Plan to be submitted to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The estimated amount that Youngstown is to receive from HUD is 5 million dollars.  The Community Development Agency is encouraging all interested citizens to attend one of the 4 meetings to give valuable input on the allocations of these funds.  Complaints will not be addressed at these meetings, they will mainly focus on the allocating resources within the plan.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 6:00 pm
Jewish Community Center, 2nd Floor, Board Room
505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown, Ohio
Thursday, February 3, 20l1, 6:00 pm
3660 Shirley Road, Youngstown, Ohio
Tuesday, February 8, 20l1, 7:00 pm
115 S. Meridian Rd, Youngstown, Ohio
Thursday, February 10, 20l1, 6:00 pm
Associated Neighborhood Center, Auditorium
1649 Jacobs Road, Youngstown, Ohio
An orientation session will be held Friday Feb.18,  2011, 10am at 
Community Room
229 E. Front Street
Youngstown, OH 44503
Applications will be available at this meeting for the 37th Year Community Development Funds.  All applicants are strongly recommended to attend.  The meeting is to help and facilitate the proper completion of the applications as well familiarize potential applicants with the process.  Funding priorities include: Housing; Public Services; Public Facilities; Youth Services; Senior Services; “Anti-Crime Infrastructure Planning”; Economic Development.  Only proposals consistent with the Youngstown 2010 Plan will be considered.

 Completed applications must be received in the CDA office no later than Friday, March 18, 2011 by 2:00 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted.
For more information on either topic call the Community Development Agency at (330)-744-0854.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monthly Meeting Updates: January 2011

This month the Board Of Zoning Appeals, City Planning Commission, and the Design Review Committee have met to discuss new business that has been brought before them:

Board Of Zoning Appeals
(Tuesday, January 18, 2011 @ 1:30pm)

CASE NO. 11-01  Joseph M. Sabatini submitted an appeal for zoning inspector's decision to revoke a zoning permit issued on 12/15/10, for an Internet Game Cafe'.  The property in question is located at 840 E Midlothian Blvd in a B-3, Community Business Zoning District.  No Quorum

Attended: Chuck Sasho, Irving Lev, Angelo Pignatelli
Did Not Attend:  Heather McMahon, Iris Guglucello, Jason Roller

Planning Commission
(Tuesday, January 18, 2010 @ 2:30pm)

REF NO. 01-11 ORD-10-384  Request to change the zoning classification of the property located on Vestal Rd, city lot number 32071 and 32070, currently zoned R-5.5, 1 & 2 Family Residential to B-2, General Business.  The property in question is located at 3111 Vestal Rd.. No Quorum

Continued Business
CASE NO. 10-11  CT Group Homes submitted an appeal to request a review of the non-conforming status of 1406 Fifth Ave as a group home; to approve a waiver to re-establish a group home within a 2,000 ft radius of another group home.  The property in question is zoned R-A, Residence Apartment. No Quorum

Attended: Chuck Sasho, Irving Lev, Angelo Pignatelli
Did Not Attend:  Heather McMahon, Iris Guglucello, Jason Roller

Design Review Committee
(Tuesday, January 4, 2011 @ 9:00am)

  • There was no new business on the agenda
 Paper copies of the official meeting agendas can be requested from the City Planning Department, located at 9 W. Front St., 3rd Floor, Suite 315.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Brownlee Woods Neighborhood Update!

 Brownlee Woods is an elegant family oriented neighborhood located in Youngstown's south side.  Just recently the neighborhood received a way to express these key virtues to interested parties.  Under the Youngstown 2010 Plan every Youngstown neighborhood would receive a neighborhood profile on the City Of Youngstown Website.  The Brownlee Woods Profile, along with other neighborhood profiles, can be found by going to the city's website under the about tab, then click on the neighborhoods tab, and finally on Brownlee Woods.

Brownlee Woods also gets a new look with brand new custom street signs.  The City of Youngstown and the Brownlee Woods Neighborhood Association believes that these are unique street signs that the neighborhood residence can take pride in.  The Brownlee Woods signs are to be scheduled to be put up shortly.