Recommended Resources from ISNA

The India Street Neighborhood Associationwas incorporated, in early 2011 as a Maine nonprofit, to serve the diverse, mixed use neighborhood. We are driven to turn around a neighborhood that has been in recent decline. We seek to help residents and businesses by revitalizing the neighborhood while maintaining its historic uses and character.

We will actively monitor development proposals and zoning and development guideline requirements. We will serve to keep the neighborhood informed and to work for the increased integrity of our historic area.

We will seek to work with the City to improve the state of our infrastructure and to alter the appearance of the empty lots and chain link fences caused by failed contract zoned proposals. The potential is great. The results will be also.

Below you will find a list of recommended resources readily available on the City of Portland website that we have put together for those looking to learn more about the future of the India Street Neighborhood.

Michele Reeves Video

Neighborhood Identity and Economic Development consultant Michele Reeves of Civilis Consultants in Portland, Oregon provides her expert recommendations in the video links below. Ms. Reeves was in Portland, Maine for three days presenting at the Portland Society for Architecture annual meeting about how "Good Design is Good for Business," holding a workshop with India Street stakeholders, and presenting her recommendations to be part of the India Street Neighborhood Plan.

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