The neighborhoods of Belmont and Fallon are two of the City's oldest, and perhaps more than any other residential area of the City, their geography and history is closely tied to the railroad industry. The area is bordered on the north by the Norfolk Southern machine shops. Much of the housing, most of which dates between 1890 and 1950, was developed for railroad workers. Since World War II, with fewer railroad jobs and more suburban housing options, the neighborhoods' rate of homeownership declined, yet there remains a strong sense of community and commitment in many of today's residents.
The Belmont-Fallon Neighbhorhood Plan recognizes the importance of the area's history and addresses the major issues confronting its revitalization. In 2002, Bullitt and Jamison Avenues between 6th and 13th Streets were selected as the pilot project for the City's new revitalization strategy. The new strategy utilizes up to 75% of the City's annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds in a selected area. The pilot project, titled Southeast... By Design, features traffic-calming initiatives and housing development and rehabilitation recommended in the neighborhood plan.
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Quality of Life
Implementation and Acknowledgements
Belmont-Fallon Neighborhood Plan