The North End Community Economic Development Plan

NECIC Economic Development PlanWhat is it?

The North End Community Economic Development Plan is a resident-driven guide for all future redevelopment and planning on the North End.

Hundreds of North End residents and stakeholders were tapped for input over a three-year period, and those voices formed the basis of the plan. The plan was unanimously adopted by Mansfield City Council in 2011, becoming the first of its kind in the city.

What does it do? 

Addressing those things that most concerned you, the plan focuses on land use, housing, economic development, education, public infrastructure/transit, and community spaces.

Five specific target areas were identified for redevelopment: 1) Sixth and Bowman, 2) Woodland Avenue, 3) Longview Avenue, 4) West Fourth Street Corridor, and 5) North Main Street Corridor.   

NECIC’s original focus, and what defined the North End, were census tracts 6 & 7 – the area north of Park Avenue West between North Trimble Road and North Main Street.

In 2013, NECIC’s Board of Directors voted to expand NECIC’s service area to also include census tract 16, the area affectionately referred to as “Little Kentucky”.  

Your Voice Matters

A lot has changed in the community in the last five years, and we want to keep up with what you, the residents, consider most important, so we are updating the plan.

We’ve updated demographic and geographic data, and captured a snapshot of the current local economy with an Economic Base Assessment.

Most importantly, resident input is being collected through surveys, conversations at public workshops, and NECIC’s partner networks.

Stay Updated

What’s Next

The first draft of the updated North End Community Development Plan should be completed and published in 2017. Then the draft moves on to a 45-day public review period. Following the public review period, a second “final” draft will be created and submitted to Mansfield City Council. 


Upcoming Events


60/60 Cleanup

Join us at NECIC, 199 N. Main Street, for the 60/60 Cleanup!

NECIC North End Farmers' Market

Join us at the NECIC North End Farmers' Market every Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m.!