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

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.

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.

Angola I-69 Interchange Economic Development Plan

Angola I-69 Interchange Economic Development Plan

Angola, IN

I-69 Interchange Economic Development Plan

HWC worked with the City of Angola to develop an economic development strategy for the 1,260 acres surrounding the Interstate 69/US 20 interchange. The plan identified key issues facing the Angola community, a vision for development around the interchange, and strategies to implement the plan. This ultimately resulted in the city partnering with a private entity to install $4 million in infrastructure along with new commercial development.

Walesboro Airport Redevelopment Plan

Walesboro Airport Redevelopment Plan

Columbus, IN

Walesboro Airport Redevelopment Plan

The Board of Aviation Commissioners sought to self-develop this unique, 800-acre former airport south of Columbus for economic development. With the former runways being used as an improvised test track, HWC’s plan identified multiple development scenarios for improvement of the site.  Specifically, the plan supported short-term development that protected the use of the improvised test track until a decision was made on the need for a long-term test track at the site.