Franklin Interchange and King Street Corridor Plan

Franklin Interchange and King Street Corridor Plan

Franklin, IN

Interstate 69 and King Street Corridor Plan

The primary gateway from Interstate 65 into Franklin was such an eyesore that local economic development officials brought prospective businesses to the city along local roads. HWC’s economic development plan recommended strategies to redevelop 420 acres at the interchange and to create a dynamic gateway experience into the community. Since these corridor improvements, the City of Franklin has attracted new restaurant, retail, and commercial investment totaling over $21 million.

Plainfield Thoroughfare Plan

Plainfield Thoroughfare Plan

Plainfield, IN

Thoroughfare Plan

As a result of rapid growth in the community and the resulting demands on its transportation network, there was a need to update Plainfield’s thoroughfare plan.  HWC led detailed traffic modeling of all roadways in Plainfield and evaluated multiple development scenarios to identify transportation improvements that provided the greatest return on investment.  The plan also evaluated the feasibility of a future Interstate 70 interchange west of SR 267.

Dearborn County Strategic Action Plan

Dearborn County Strategic Action Plan

One Dearborn County, IN

Dearborn County Strategic Action Plan

Transportation challenges and other obstacles limited Dearborn County’s growth despite its location in the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area.  Building on its previous experience leading local and regional planning efforts, HWC was tasked with developing a strategic plan to help Dearborn County communities reach their full potential.  The county-wide Strategic Action Plan established eight economic development priorities.  This innovative planning process utilized individual community plans as the foundation for the Strategic Action Plan. This enabled HWC to quickly identify common concerns and propose strategies that capitalized on the communities’ shared opportunities.

Johnson County I-69 Corridor Plan

Johnson County I-69 Corridor Plan

Johnson County, IN

Johnson County Interstate 69 Corridor Plan

With INDOT’s final determination for the Interstate 69 route serving as the catalyst, HWC was retained by Johnson County to create a corridor plan to guide planning in areas of the county impacted by the new interstate.  The plan’s analysis considered how three Interstate 69 interchanges would potentially create ripple effects throughout the county’s thoroughfare network.  The plan recommended changes to the thoroughfare plan classifications, new transportation routes in developing areas, as well as land use and infrastructure recommendations to support potential economic development resulting from Interstate 69.

Whitestown Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

Whitestown Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

Whitestown, IN

Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

In order to provide the quality of life amenities Whitestown’s growing population was seeking, town leaders proposed a bold vision to make the community one of the most walkable and bikeable communities in Indiana. In conjunction with the town’s thoroughfare plan update, HWC led the development of a Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan for Whitestown. The plan’s recommendations outlined a series of goals to develop greenways and trails linking key destinations and neighborhoods throughout the town. The plan also outlined strategies for local programming and regional advocacy roles for the Whitestown’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.