St. Peter's District
Downtown Mansfield has been involved in restoring and revitalizing downtown Mansfield for 20 years. During this time we have focused primarily on retail and service businesses as well as commercial buildings in the downtown. For the past few years, issues related to housing in various areas close to and within DMI's program area have become a greater concern. The St. Peter's District is bounded by Marion Avenue to the north, Main Street to the west and Glessner Avenue to the south. The St. Peter's District encompasses an important and historic residential neighborhood, imperative to the continued revitalization of downtown. Committee meetings are held once per month. Please click here for a copy of the St. Peter's District map.
The goals of the St. Peter's District Plan include:
Restore existing housing stock
Encourage compatible infill housing
Address public/private green space
Encourage home ownership/assist current residents
Market the neighborhood to prospective homeowners
Establish increased connectivity between neighborhood development and downtown retail
Recruit new retail and service businesses essential to the needs of residents
Education is an undisputed tool for social development. DMI believes resident empowerment will be driven through educational tools including hands on work shops, technical assistance, preservation practices and online resources.
DMI will also serve as an advocate for all neighborhood stakeholders and ensure that the future of the neighborhood meets the needs of residents, while preserving it's important heritage.