Thank you to everyone who helped inform the Keith Creek Corridor Study, you can view the Final Plan to learn more!



Region 1 Planning Council engaged The Lakota Group, Studio GWA, Strand Associates, and Hey and Associates to complete a corridor study for the main branch of Keith Creek in Winnebago and Boone Counties. The Keith Creek Corridor Study creates a framework for improvements and development throughout the Keith Creek watershed.

Plan recommendations are aimed at:

The plan will help guide a network of decision-makers and organizations as they work toward improving the conditions of Keith Creek and the surrounding areas.




The planning process included several community engagement events, presentations, workshops, and listening sessions. The feedback gathered through stakeholder and community engagement informed the final plan and development concepts. Thank you to all who shared their input – your insights and opinions were integral to the final Keith Creek Corridor Study.



Meet the Team

Region 1 Planning Council

Region 1 Planning Council is sponsoring this project and is a special purpose, regional government agency. Regional councils are public organizations comprised of local elected officials that promote collaboration among local governments, working across the jurisdictional silos of states, counties, and municipalities. Learn more>

The Lakota Group

The Lakota Group has 27 years of experience in urban design, planning, landscape architecture, and historic preservation. The Lakota Group is leading the Keith Creek Corridor Study. Learn more >

Studio GWA

Studio GWA is known for their expertise in historical preservation and adaptive re-use, and they bring that same skill and enthusiasm to all types of projects in a variety of spaces. They are a Rockford based team of urban planning, architecture, interior design, and development professionals that support all phases of projects from master planning through construction. Learn more>

Strand Associates

Strand Associates is a dynamic, multidisciplinary engineering firm serving the needs of public and private sector clients throughout the USA. Learn more>

Hey and Associates, Inc.

Hey and Associates provides professional engineering, ecological consulting, and landscape services to deliver comprehensive solutions to complex water resources and natural resources challenges. Learn more>