The State Road 1 Corridor Economic Development Plan will produce a holistic plan for an important stretch of Indiana state highway intersecting with Interstate 74 in an area identified for growth in northern Dearborn Co. and southern Franklin Co.
Planning will establish a roadmap for economic and community development, including: Cost estimates for recommended land use typologies, community facilities including parks, town centers, capital improvement strategies, transportation improvements, each water and wastewater alternative, Recommendations for feasible alternatives and considerations, Key permitting requirements for recommended redevelopment, Recommendations for amendment of local zoning and subdivision regulations and processes, Top priorities/funding strategies. Citizens, local governments, planning departments, schools and businesses will be engaged through community workshops and interviews to develop the final plan.
An RFP to select a firm was conducted in June 2022-August 2022. HWC was selected to complete the study that is expected to begin in October 2022 and be completed by March 31, 2023. A final report will be shared with local governments, utilities, and economic development organizations to guide on projects and investments over the next 20 years.
READI funds will be used to pay for planning/engineering consultant HWC Engineering’s planning services. Matching funds are paying for the balance of HWC’s fee.