Goal 2: Develop and implement a formal plan to improve the appearance of Main Street and major gateways
Goal 2: Objectives
Key objectives related to potential City projects:
Develop minimum landscaping requirements for businesses along Main Street.
Research and form committee to apply for grants for trees. Identify a “core area” for South Hutchinson.
Utilize City resources to purchase Main Street properties when they become available.
Increase number of crosswalks along Main Street.
Study existing bike path and analyze danger of location adjacent to major thoroughfare with heavy truck traffic.
Seek financial incentives to promote beautification (curb appeal) of existing businesses.
Develop a plan to smooth the transition between residential neighborhoods, industrial areas and Main Street on the West Blanchard and West 6th Avenue corridors.
Develop zoning modifications to promote redevelopment of commercial corridors and control the type of structures consistent with a vibrant community.
Key objectives related to community wide beautification:
Recruit a group of volunteers to beautify specific areas.
Host annual community Clean Up Day.
Create a program to increase planting of vegetation—utilize children and schools.
Involve upper elementary students (5th or 6th graders) in community beautification projects.
Progress reports for each goal are provided on a quarterly basis to the City Council. The updated provided only notes the changes from the previous update. A full update is available in the document library. Update was provided to the City Council on August 15, 2016.
The City's Comprehensive Plan was adopted on March 7, 2016. The code makes limited provisions for zoning changes. Further work will need to be completed to established mixed use zoning classifications.