About the West Ward
CACLV’s approach to neighborhood revitalization in Easton’s West Ward is informed, shaped, and guided by the community, where the people who will reap the benefits of a well-executed plan live. Easton’s West Ward Neighborhood Partnership (WWNP) was created in 2005 after a Ten Year Neighborhood Revitalization Plan was developed from interviews, surveys, and community meetings involving West Ward residents of all ages. Easton Hospital and Lafayette Ambassador Bank made 10-year funding commitments at $1,000,000 each, supported by tax credits from Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). WWNP also became the City of Easton’s Elm St. Program, with funding through DCED. A Steering Committee, consisting of community leaders, educators, and neighborhood residents and business people was formed.
The West Ward, bounded by the Lehigh River to the south, the Bushkill Creek to the north, 16th Street to the west and 6th Street to the east, has a variety of needs which were identified in the Plan.