The Howard Park East Bank Neighborhood Association serves the members of its community by providing support, conservation and proprietorship while preserving the integrity of a historical and picturesque old neighborhood.
Howard Park East Bank Neighborhood Association
The Howard Park East Bank Neighborhood Association was formed by area residents and businesses in 2003 to serve as a forum for interested parties to come together on a monthly basis to exchange information on issues which affect the neighborhood. Started as a neighborhood watchdog group whose primary mission was to protect the neighborhood and provide a voice for small stakeholders, the group expanded its purpose to promote planned development in the East Bank that would bring in new housing and business while preserving the neighborhood character.
In 2007 the group formed a partnership with the City of South Bend to develop a master plan for the East Bank area. From this City/Neighborhood partnership the East Bank Village Master Plan Phase I and Phase II was developed. The East Bank Village Partnership has transitioned into an advocate for Master Plan implementation throughout the East Bank Village area and adjoining neighborhoods.
Meetings are held monthly in the fellowship hall of Zion United Church of Christ, 715 East Wayne Street, on the third Monday of each month except July and December. They meetings start at 6 pm. Speakers are invited from various City departments, other Neighborhood Organizations and prospective developers. Everyone is invited to these meetings.