Northside Alive Plan

The planning process kicked off in the fall of 2018 with a community meeting. The resulting plan acts as a roadmap for the Northside volunteer committees, the City of Bethlehem and its partners.

Here are the target areas the plan identified.

The area is walkable to our downtowns, has opportunities for recreation and plenty of area amenities.  What else is needed to enhance this neighborhood?

Review the existing conditions regarding mobility around the area.

How can we enliven the Broad Street corridor and make it more pedestrian friendly? How can the neighborhood build on Linden Street's great eateries?

In conjunction with the city's blight analysis in 2017 a Market Value Analysis was completed, providing insight into the city's housing markets. The MVA is currently being updated.

Does the neighborhood need more social service agencies? More activities for children and young adults?

Public Meeting Presentations

Public meetings to solicit feedback were held in October and November, 2018 and April 2019.  Please click on the buttons to review the presentations from each meeting

Final Plan Information

The Northside 2027 plan was unveiled to the community at a June 25, 2018 meeting. It delves into the current neighborhood conditions, while outlining goals and strategies to bolster this area of Bethlehem. The effort was renamed Northside Alive in 2021.

The plan acts as a blueprint for the Northside's volunteer committees.