Local Historic District Community Engagement

Stoughton, WI

The City of Stoughton and the Stoughton Landmarks Commission initiated a community engagement process to gauge community support for a Downtown Stoughton Local Historic District. The City engaged The Lakota Group to conduct an inclusive community engagement process, assess the City’s historic preservation review process, design guidelines and downtown planning overlay district. The community engagement process included interviews with stakeholders and downtown property owners, a public open house, online workshop and survey, and a final presentation of the findings. Going forward, the City of Stoughton will use the results of the community engagement process to make important planning decisions regarding future preservation efforts in Downtown Stoughton.