Plan Components

History

The History section covers a time period from the late 1880s to the present, and provides an overview of how the Blaine and Southeast neighborhoods were founded and a history of the industries in the area. Explained in this section are the development and changes of housing styles, population trends since the late nineteenth century, and the various architectural styles of the neighborhood and early residents of the district.

Demographics

The Demographics section presents the characteristics of the Blaine-Southeast population and breaks them down by age, gender, race, occupation, income, education attainment, and home ownership, size, and type.

Existing Conditions

The Existing Conditions section gives a brief introduction of the neighborhoods’ physical and social assets. This section includes the neighborhood’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT), and its relationship to the whole Muncie community. The neighborhoods were divided into four areas to make it easier to collect data on the neighborhoods; they are not official boundaries in any way.

Goals and Initiatives

Goals for this plan included improvements in beautification, economic development, fostering community, infrastructure, and restoration and revitalization. These goal groups were then subdivided into specific initiatives, such as bike lanes or community gardens.

Next Steps

This is a brief description of some of the most important activities in which the Neighborhood Association can undertake during regular meetings. This section is a jumping off point into the Citizen Handbook, which has more detailed descriptions of other meeting activities.

Appendix

The Appendix provides supplemental and reference materials for the BNAP.

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