MAHONING RIVER CORRIDOR INITIATIVE
The Mahoning River Corridor Initiative was created to promote economic development, recreation and conservation on the sites along the banks of the Mahoning River. Once the heart and soul of the Mahoning Valley, the Mahoning River Corridor is now challenged by abandoned industry and underdeveloped infrastructure.
The Western Reserve Port Authority convenes planners and development professionals to concentrate on improving the lands along the Mahoning River to promote new life in the Valley.
MRCI Project List
|Girard Lowland West||Girard|
|422 Gateway Enhancement||Youngstown/Girard|
|Mahoning River Dams||Various|
|Lowellville River Launch||Lowellville|
|Mahoning River Water Trail||Trumbull County|
|Niles River Launch||Niles|
|Niles/Warren Bikeway Link||Niles/Warren|
|Community Gardens Project||Corridor-wide|
Grants and funding
- Over 1200 acres inventoried, mapped and characterized
- Secured $12.6 million for environmental planning, assessment and remediation work
- 230 acres have been or are being remediated
- Secured $22.94 million for infrastructure projects
- Secured $3.4 million for environmental enhancement projects
The MRCI Feasibility study includes a site map and profile for all sites 16 sites the MRCI is working with.
Regional Rail Strategy
An Immediate Needs Assessment of railroad infrastructure in the Youngstown-Warren Mahoning Valley region was commissioned by the Western Reserve Port Authority.
This study has identified five railroad infrastructure projects critical to growth and development in the Mahoning Valley. Click here to download the Immediate Needs Assessment.