Project Overview

The City of Hobart has engaged The Lakota Group to develop design guidelines for heavily-traveled corridors in Hobart: 61st Avenue and US Route 30. The design guidelines will set a high standard for new construction along the heavily traveled corridors. The gudelines will be established in a way that complements the character of the existing surroundings and enhances the aesthetics of each corridor, eventually being adopted into the City’s Zoning Ordinance.

The project team has met with stakeholders along the corridors, performed field work and analysis, and hosted a community open house on January 24 (see below). This website will be updated regularly with news about the project as well as relevant maps and documents.

Thanks to all who attended our Open House!

Our first open house was held on Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30-8:30PM at the Hobart Police Substation at Southlake Mall. Community members participated in a series of activities to share local knowledge of each corridor and provided input on the design character they’d like to see in the future. Staff members and the planning team were present to answer questions and receive input. 

If you weren’t able to make it to the open house, or still have more to say, please share your opinions on our online survey:

All exhibits from the open house are posted in the documents section below.


The Corridor Design Guidelines process is sponsored by the City of Hobart, working alongside a consulting team led by The Lakota Group—a Chicago firm specializing in community planning and design.

The Lakota Group

Project manager with experience in comprehensive planning, master planning community engagement, landscape architecture, sustainable design, corridor planning, downtown planning, and implementation strategies. Learn more >

Sam Schwartz

Sam Schwartz is a multi-modal transportation planning and engineering firm with an emphasis on complete streets. Learn more >

Duncan Associates

Duncan Associates consults on zoning, development regulations, and impact fee studies. Learn more >