Hobart Design Guidelines

Hobart, IN

The City of Hobart engaged The Lakota Group and Duncan Associates to develop design guidelines for Hobart main corridors. Robust stakeholder outreach was undertaken to identify the preferred character of new development in Hobart in a way complements the character of the existing surroundings. This engagement took the form of one-on-one stakeholder meetings and focus groups, a branded project website to disseminate information, two community open houses, and a number of online surveys. Field work and analysis were conducted to best understand existing conditions as well as the way existing design guidelines are written into the City’s Zoning Ordinance. The project led to a set of recommendations for changes to existing design standards, as well as guidance on the process for implementing the final design guidelines document, which illustrates desired development character, site design, and public realm improvements.