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In 2022, the City's Neighborhood Planning and Activation workgroup was approached by stakeholders in the community to consider developing a new strategy for the neighborhoods moving into the next decade. With the collaboration of neighborhood leadership, residents, and members of the City's Neighborhood Planning and Activation team, Historic Northeast Neighborhood 2035, is a neighborhood plan of action that guides future growth and investment in the area.


Historic NE Neighborhood 

 HISTORIC NORTHEAST 2035 includes the following neighborhoods:

Northside  -  Forest Park  -  North Anthony


You may ask, why is a neighborhood plan important? The neighborhood planning process offers local stakeholders the opportunity to come together and shape the future of your neighborhood. Neighborhood plans do a lot for a community, including (1) engaging residents and businesses in identifying a future vision for the area and providing strategies and recommendations for achieving that vision, (2) providing detailed recommendations for the neighborhood to ensure neighborhoods grow as envisioned by the plan, and (3) provide a level of analysis, detail, and guidance on issues affecting local areas that a citywide plan cannot. 


In short, everyone! This plan involves anyone who lives, works, worships, and participates in the neighborhoods in the Historic Northeast area, and we want to ensure your voice is included. Direct involvement from the neighborhood's stakeholders and residents is central to developing a neighborhood plan. To ensure that the neighborhood planning process goes smoothly, a team of steering committee members, made up of residents and business owners in the Historic Northeast area, meet regularly to provide feedback and guidance in the plan development process. 


We are in the process of 'narrowing the scope', which ensures that our focus areas and strategies are on track with the goals of neighborhood residents and stakeholders. This is an integral part of the process that requires you to participate. We have several options to be a part of the process outlined below (in-person and online): 

hne calendar

Thursday, October 26th

Conjure Coffee – 701 Columbia Avenue

Open House: 7 AM to 11AM

Attendees have a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to Conjure Coffee

Thursday, October 26th

Oh Five Scoop Shop - 1937 East State Boulevard

Open House: 4 PM to 8 PM

First 100 Attendees will be given a free scoop of Ice Cream

Saturday, October 28th

Firefly Coffee House – 3523 North Anthony Boulevard

Open House: 10 AM to 2 PM

Attendees have a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to Firefly Coffee

Monday, October 30th

ACME by Full Circle – 1105 East State Boulevard

Open House: 4PM to 8PM

Attendees have a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to ACME Full Circle

Tuesday, October 31st

Tecumseh Library Branch ACPL – 1411 East State Boulevard

Open House: 11AM to 3PM

Attendees have a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to Kroger

Tuesday, October 31st

Heartland Church ‘Lightfest’ – 1025 Vance Avenue

Open House: 5PM to 8PM

Attendees have a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to Kroger



A neighborhood plan takes approximately 24 months (2 years) from start to finish. As of FALL 2023, we are in the PLANNING phase, which brings together engagement results, existing conditions, and research to finalize the plan, with a goal for adoption as part of the All In Allen Comprehensive Plan in early 2024. 

PAPA Plan Process and Timeline