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Northside Alive Committees

Community Development and Neighborhood Branding 


This committee seeks to promote the Northside Alive neighborhood and business district by building a unified neighborhood identity. It has spent the last year working with Alloy5 to develop a marketing and brandy strategy.

It also focuses on community development projects that enhance residents' quality of life via expanded or new public services, community events and programs for youth and family.



  1. Leverage existing neighborhood assets to expand availability of services

  2. Build community cohesion


Meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. 


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Economic Vitality  


The Northside Alive business corridor along Linden and Broad streets is home to some of the city's most eclectic dining and many small businesses.

This committee seeks to develop and implement a revitalization strategy to bolster existing businesses and attract new ones through physical improvements, new programs and amenities.


  1. Implement physical improvements to Broad Street 

  2. Implement physical improvements to Linden Street 

  3. Support existing businesses and attract new ones


Meets every 2nd Monday of the month at 3 p.m.


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Safe and Vibrant Public Realm 


Many Northside Alive residents want a more pedestrian and bike-friendly neighborhood. This committee works to beautify and improve Northside streets and public spaces.

The committee is working to redesign Friendship Park and improve multimodal safety. It creates and implements projects centered on streetscape improvements, making designated intersections safer, upgrading local parks and adding green space and public art.


  1. Prioritize multimodal safety and connectivity between neighborhood destinations

  2. Enhance and beautify the public realm to create a sense of place

Meets every 3rd Friday of the month at 11 a.m.


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Housing Committee 


Aims to support both renters and homeowners by improving housing stock, preserving affordability, and addressing quality of life issues.


The committee will explore programs and initiatives that increase homeownership, support the improvement and preservation off rental and affordable housing needs. It will explore the creation of a neighborhood improvement district to support housing rehab, safe neighborhoods and offers home maintenance and rehab resources.

Currently, Northside Alive is offering commercial façade grants in partnership with Community Action Development Corp. of Bethlehem


  1. Support homeowners and renters through incentives, resources, and enforcement 

  2. Enhance quality of life for all residents

Meets every 1st Friday of the month at 12 noon.


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