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

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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.

New Albany Housing Authority Master Plan

New Albany Housing Authority Master Plan

New Albany, IN

Housing Authority Master Plan

Faced with aging infrastructure and a location isolated from adjacent neighborhoods, HWC helped New Albany re-envision over 600 units of public housing. HWC’s design featured an inclusive and vibrant neighborhood plan that was walkable with an interconnected street grid to surrounding neighborhoods. The design also incorporated green infrastructure, generous community playgrounds, gardens, trails, and open space.

2021 APA-IN Award Winner – Best Practice Honorable Mention

Rushville Stellar Communities

Rushville Stellar Communities

Rushville, IN

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.

South Central Indiana Region READI Plan

South Central Indiana Region READI Plan

Southern Indiana Housing Community Development Corporation

South Central Indiana Talent Region READI Plan

HWC’s plan for the South Central Indiana Talent Region supported improving the quality of place for residents, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship around alternative propulsion vehicles, and strengthening workforce training initiatives. This Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) region included Bartholomew, Jennings, and Jackson counties. As a result of this comprehensive effort, the South Central Indiana Talent Region was awarded $30 million for a range of projects throughout the three-county region.