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Nearly $660,000 of LISC investment in St. Peter Waterway leveraged $3.2 million in new housing, community amenities and infrastructure improvements, transforming the neighborhood into a sustainable community that residents are proud to call home. These investments created tremendous momentum which halted the spread of poverty in St. Peter Waterway, and created an active housing market.
Today, the neighborhood boasts a new park with walking trails and a playground, neighborhood events including Art in the Park, murals strategically located to prevent graffiti and educational programming. Perhaps most importantly, neighborhood crime has reduced by 40% since 2009, and residents report feeling safe in and around their homes, enjoying their front porches for the first time in a long time.
Because of St. Peter Waterway’s success over the past ten years, LISC no longer invests in a full Quality of Life Planning process with its residents. However, LISC continues its partnership with the neighborhood by supporting resident programming and expanded economic development in and around the neighborhood.
St. Peter Waterway’s Neighborhood Monitoring Report, provides detailed socioeconomic data about the community.