North Vernon Comprehensive Plan

North Vernon Comprehensive Plan

North Vernon, IN

Comprehensive Plan

As part of its ongoing partnership with the city of North Vernon, HWC has worked with community, business, and city leaders to develop the last two comprehensive plans. The plans focused on major infrastructure improvements, investments in quality of life amenities, and economic development capitalizing on the nearby Muscatatuck Urban Training Center (MUTC).  Collectively, these planning efforts spearheaded the construction of the U.S. 50 Bypass, North Vernon’s designation as a Stellar Community, and served as a key component for the South Central Indiana Talent Region READI Plan.

Danville Comprehensive Plan

Danville Comprehensive Plan

Danville, IN

Comprehensive Plan

Adoption Planned for January 2022

The population of Danville had doubled since the community last updated its comprehensive plan. After years of resisting growth, Danville’s leadership adopted the mantra of “finding ways to say yes” to good development in the community as part of this planning effort. HWC was brought on board to craft a shared vision for the future of the community that would help the city guide new development according to the town’s expectations. The plan provided guidance on how to preserve the community’s hometown heritage, while also continuing to build on the town’s unique quality of life.

Morgan County Comprehensive Plan

Morgan County Comprehensive Plan

Morgan County, IN

Comprehensive Plan

The construction of the Interstate 69 extension is expected to radically change transportation routes and development patterns in Morgan County. As a result, HWC was retained to help the county adapt future land use and transportation plans based on the final roadway configuration. HWC’s plan also included recommendations for changes to local development ordinances, which have since been adopted.

Owen County Comprehensive Plan

Owen County Comprehensive Plan

Owen County, IN

Comprehensive Plan

HWC has helped Spencer and Owen County collaborate on new comprehensive plans for each community, including a common Economic Development Plan. A unique Spencer-Owen County Partnership Plan was also included, which identified how the two entities would work together to accomplish common goals. Since the completion of that work, the community has seen the revitalization of downtown Spencer, expanded infrastructure service to a new employment corridor added new major employers, and attracted private housing development.

Montgomery County Comprehensive Plan

Montgomery County Comprehensive Plan

Montgomery, IN

Comprehensive Plan

The largest barrier to economic development in Montgomery County was the lack of county zoning. This made prospective businesses uncomfortable with what might happen to neighboring properties. However, there was resistance to zoning among some residents. HWC worked to build consensus on “common sense” zoning regulations, leading to adoption of the county’s first comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance. With this key issue resolved, Montgomery County was able to attract $138 million in investment along with 300 new jobs.