Riverfront Vision Plan
Since Aurora’s downtown is located within a floodplain, this small community along the Ohio River was ineligible for a number of state or federal grants. As a result, the city turned to HWC to develop strategies to revitalize the riverfront and adjacent downtown without relying on grant funding. HWC created the Riverfront Vision Plan which focused on “lighter, quicker and cheaper” short-term strategies highlighting the unique features of downtown Aurora. The plan also included mid-term goals for new riverfront public spaces to attract residents downtown.