YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation has completed its investigation of the Greater Glenwood neighborhood.
The survey was conducted between August and November 2021. YNDC Neighborhood Steward Patricia Stokes went door-to-door to over 780 households to speak to residents about their concerns, tastes and preferences. dislikes and their top priorities for improving their neighborhoods.
“A big takeaway was that a lot of people thought their neighborhood had improved. People definitely support renovating vacant homes and helping landlords fix their homes. Many of them say they want see more,” said YNDC Executive Director Ian Beniston.
Stokes surveyed residents of the Idora, Indian Village and Greater Glenwood Avenue area on the south side of Youngstown. Of the 780 households visited by Stokes, 311 households responded to the survey. Beniston, the nearly 40% response rate was a substantial number for this type of door-to-door survey.
According to the YNDC, some of the priorities raised by most residents were improving neighborhood safety, removing run-down properties, and renovating and repairing homes. Many also said they would like to see fewer bars, nightclubs, gas stations and convenience stores.
Beniston said this year they will be conducting a survey similar to this in several other areas of the city.
You can see the full survey analysis here.