Near West Side

Near West Side Neighborhood Organization


  • Martin Mechtenberg, President (
  • Tammy Bell, Vice President
  • Amanda Ward, Secretary
  • Karl Edmonson, Treasurer


Meetings are traditionally held at St. Paul’s Memorial United Methodist Church (W. Colfax & LaPorte Ave.), the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. However, meetings may also rotate throughout various neighborhood locations. Please contact organization for details or see the see the NWSNOrg Facebook Page

Meeting Location Updates:

  • The September 25, 2018 meeting will be at Tippecanoe Place Restaurant, and all neighborhood businesses are invited. Facebook event.
  • There will be no August meeting. The next meeting will be held at Tippecanoe Place on September 24th.
  • The July 24, 2018 meeting will be at the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture with guest speakers from the center! A copy of the agenda can be found here: / Last month’s minutes can be viewed here:
  • Our May 22, 2018 meeting will be held at ST. AUGUSTINE PARISH HALL at 1501 West Washington. This is the first time the NWSNO meeting has been held at St. Augustine’s and will give us a wonderful opportunity get to know the community there better. Please join us!
  • INVITATION: A small group of neighbors from the Near West Side neighborhood have been getting together at the Purple Porch Co-Op on Wednesday mornings from 8 – 9 am. Sometimes the discussions are about the neighborhood and sometimes it’s just a chance enjoy coffee and casual conversation with neighbors. All are welcome to stop by. The Purple Porch Co-Op is located on 123 Hill Street in South Bend, near downtown. On the week of May 16, 2018, we will be talking about the neighborhood TIF (Tax increment financing).


  • North: LaSalle, various others over to Olive
  • South:  Western
  • East:  Williams St.
  • West:  Railroad/Olive Street

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Last updated: July 23, 2018 NRC(MSP)