Group takes next step in large Youngstown renovation project

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The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) hosted a groundbreaking Thursday as it begins one of its largest renovations.

YNDC is spending $250,000 to renovate a building with four townhouse apartments just off Clearmont Drive and Glenwood Avenue.

Each one is at least 1,200 square feet. 

The building is 90 years old, and when it’s done, it will still have many of its historic features. 

It’s part of a larger effort to revitalize the Glenwood Corridor.

“There’s many projects that are happening, so this kind of fits in with what we’re attempting to do up and down the street,” said YNDC Director Ian Beniston. 

Councilwoman Anita Davis said she’s glad to see the work taking place.

“This adds to the cosmetic value but also to the actual dollar value of the neighborhood,” she said.

Down the street, a planned health clinic will also bring investment to the neighborhood.

YNDC, the City of Youngstown, the Mahoning County Land Bank, residents and other community partners are all contributing to the revitalization project.

The building should be ready to rent out by October. Rent is expected to be around $650 a month.

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