by Toni Takacs | Jan 12, 2022
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.
by Toni Takacs | Jan 11, 2022
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.
by Toni Takacs | Nov 23, 2021
Rushville Stellar Communities
Following the completion of their Rushville Comprehensive Plan, the city turned to HWC to craft their Stellar Communities Strategic Investment Plan. HWC led the planning and management process to identify community projects and associated cost estimates, as well as project schedules. This planning effort resulted in the implementation of a wide range of quality-of-life investments totaling nearly $18.0 million. Projects included Flatrock Run Trail, downtown streetscape enhancements, homeowner repair program, and improvements to the Riverside and Overlook Parks. Overall, $117 million has been invested in the community as a result of the Stellar program.