Kenosha Downtown Strategic Development PlanKenosha, Wisconsin
The Lakota Group led a planning team that included T.Y. Lin International and the Community Land Use + Economics Group in preparing a Downtown Strategic Development Plan for the City of Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Plan addresses land use, urban design, historic preservation, business and real estate development, development opportunity sites, marketing and promotions, and downtown management. It includes a detailed implementation strategy that focuses on grass- roots, community-initiated revitalization efforts for reusing historic buildings, including two vacant theaters, as well as new retail and services businesses. Stakeholder focus groups, an open house, a DIY downtown budgeting session, and numerous community meetings were conducted to ensure a high level of community investment in the plan.