Goshen Area-Wide Brownfield Planning Assistance
In advance of the January 19th public meeting we have provided some presentation materials from past meetings (see links below.) Portions of the final plan will be uploaded over the next few days. The portions of the report included on this site are in DRAFT form and may undergo revisions before the final report is submitted to the City of Goshen.
9th Street Corridor Industrial Plan DRAFT (due to the amount of graphics and maps in the document, downloading times may be long.)
Section 1 – Introduction (to be written pending review of the Draft.)
Section 2 – Existing Conditions for the webs (draft, low resolution)
Section 3 – Corridor Development Plan for the web (draft, low resolution)
Section 4 – Implementation for the web (draft, low resolution)
As part of the Community Workshop last week, participants were asked to “vote” on projects presented during the final meeting. Each participant was given five “Goshen Greenbacks” to indicate which project should receive prioritization. They could use all five in one project, or put smaller amounts in a variety of projects. The project that received the most votes was the 9th Street Greenway with 28 votes, it was followed closely by the creation of a Quite Zone (25 votes) and the 9th Street Reconfiguration (21 votes.)
- 9th Street Greenway – 28 votes
- Quite Zone – 25 votes
- 9th Street Reconfiguration – 21 votes
- Development Incentives – 11 votes
- New Community Center – 11 votes
- Water Tower Park Enhancements – 9 votes
- Purl Street Ped/Bike Improvements – 8 votes
- Plymoth Avenue Ped/Bike Improvements – 4 votes
- Jackson Street Ped/Bike Improvements – 3 votes
- 10th Street Intersection Improvements – 0 votes
The DCI Team is headed to Goshen for the 9th Street Corridor Charrette, which will take place over the next three days and will provide numerous opportunities for community involvement. Residents and interested individuals are encouraged to participate in one or all of the open-to-the-public events.
Community Workshop #1: September 20th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Design Open House: September 21st from 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Community Workshop #2: September 22nd from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
All events will be held at Bosco’s Place (117 S. 5th Street) in Downtown Goshen.
After many meetings with Corridor business owners, City staff, and neighborhood residents; the Team has completed the Existing Conditions Report. The report is a summary of everything we found during the initial “homework” stage of the project. This information, along with community input from the public meetings, will be used to focus the Team’s work during the next phases. Due to the large size of the report, it is available by section below and may take more than a few minutes to load.
Please continue to check back with the website for updates and remember to “like” the 9th Street Corridor Planning Process on Facebook!
Nearly 40 Goshen residents came out for our 1st public meeting to discuss the 9th Street Corridor Plan. Participants were given a brief overview of what the Team found during the “Existing Conditions” Phase and were then asked to participate in a variety of visioning and issue identification exercises. The Public Meeting #1 Summary Report summarizes the findings from the activities.
The next public engagement piece will be an interactive design charrette with opportunities for public involvement over a three day period from September 20-22. Everyone is encouraged to come and share their ideas about the future of the 9th Street Corridor. Check out the 9th Street Corridor Facebook page for upcoming events and ways you can get involved with the project.
In the fall of 2010, the City of Goshen was awarded a USEPA Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Pilot Program Grant in the amount of $175,000. We were one of 23 communities across the country that were selected for this new program and are excited about the opportunity this presents for us. The City’s grant will be utilized to develop an area-wide plan for what has been defined as the 9th Street Corridor (see description below). Planned activities for this project will include consolidation of existing information on the properties within the area, completion of a market study, infrastructure assessment and traffic studies and we will be looking for community involvement to help drive the project. Continue Reading
Final Report - 9thStreetIndustrialCorridorPlan (low resolution)