What is the Belmont-Fallon Target Area?
For nearly 20 years, the city has concentrated its community development funding into a single neighborhood to make more of an impact. In 2019, the City selected the Belmont and Fallon neighborhoods to focus activity over the next five years. Known as “Belmont-Fallon,” the focus area is located between I-581, Fallon Park, and runs from Tazewell Avenue south to Highland Avenue.
By targeting neighborhood improvements in one area for up to five years, the intent is to jump start long-term neighborhood improvement that will continue even after we move on to the next neighborhood. The city typically invests about $1.7M in a target neighborhood each year through a variety of community development programs, mostly related to construction of new housing and improvement of existing housing. Other projects may involve street improvements or economic development.
Ways to Get Involved
1. Attend community meetings
We will work hand-in-hand with neighborhood groups in the area. Monthly community meetings will be held to report progress and get ideas from residents about community needs.
2. Tell us what you think!
Take a brief 5 minute survey.
If you’d like more information, please contact:
Keith Holland, Community Resources Administrator
What results do we expect?
Over the next year, we will work with the community on a plan with specific goals. In general, we’ll expect to see the following activities:
- Construction of new houses on vacant lots
- Rehabilitation of existing houses both vacant and occupied
- Assistance to homeowners for minor repairs
- Street and sidewalk improvements
- Community cleanups
- Enhanced code enforcement