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 community open houses on January 24 and April 19 (see below). This website will be updated regularly with news about the project as well as relevant maps and documents, posted in the documents section below.

Thanks to all who attended our Second Open House!

The Second Open House was held on Thursday, April 19 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Council Chambers in City Hall. Following a short presentation on the project by Kevin Clark, open house attendees reviewed a series of exhibits. These exhibits summarized results from the first Open House, outlined guiding principles and tactics for the design guidelines, and presented a number of Draft Design Guidelines. Specific draft guidelines were illustrated through photos and diagrams for attendees to respond on a provided survey.

All materials from both Open Houses are provided below. Check back soon for details regarding the final Design Guidelines presentation!



Click the links below to download PDFs of all materials presented at the first and second Hobart Design Guidelines open houses.

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 >

Duncan Associates

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