Delphi Stellar Communities

Delphi Stellar Communities

Delphi, IN

Delphi Stellar Communities

As new highway construction began to re-route traffic out of Delphi, many worried that the loss of traffic would cripple the downtown. HWC’s plan helped the community “take back” the downtown for residents by creating a pedestrian friendly design. The plan resulted in Stellar Communities designation and has attracted new restaurant, retail, and housing investment downtown. HWC led community planning, prepared the Stellar Communities Strategic Investment Plan, and served as program manager to implement the initiative.

Princeton Stellar Communities

Princeton Stellar Communities

Princeton, IN

Princeton Stellar Communities

HWC led the creation of Princeton’s Stellar Communities Strategic Investment Plan. The plan addressed a number of economic development, housing, transportation, and quality of life issues in Princeton. This planning effort resulted in Stellar Designation and the implementation of a wide range of quality-of-life investments totaling over $20.0 million. Projects included new trails, downtown gateways and streetscaping, building façade improvements, and restoration of the historic Princeton Theater.

Whitestown Legacy Core Plan

Whitestown Legacy Core Plan

Whitestown, IN

Legacy Core Plan

Prior to becoming the fastest growing community in Indiana, Whitestown was a small 1,000-person town along the Big Four railroad.  Whereas previous planning efforts envisioned the “Legacy Core” as the civic core of the larger community, the rapid pace of growth made that impractical.  HWC was engaged to help establish a new vision for the Legacy Core as a live/work/play district centered around the Big Four Trail.  The plan’s recommendations focused on preserving historic buildings, promoting residential infill development, and developing market-driven economic development policies that minimized capital expenditures by Whitestown to attract private investment.