City Council Goal #4

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GOAL #4:  PLACEMAKING 

Leverage Rock Island’s assets and existing strengths to foster inclusive growth and development in its diverse neighborhoods; use existing systems such as the creative use of planning, zoning and design guidelines to augment public amenities in neighborhoods; and focus on enhancing the quality of life for city residents.  

  


Objective #1 – Understand today's neighborhood organizing, redevelopment, and marketing approaches.

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Develop a report on how neighborhoods are organized, supported, and marketed in peer communities with recommendations on what to do in Rock Island.

3rd Quarter 2022

Planning & Redevelopment Division

Report completed and presented to the City Council for review and/or approval

Implement recommendations (that include performance metrics) chosen by the City Council. 

4th Quarter 2022

Planning & Redevelopment Division

Implementation begun


Objective # 2Provide support that improves quality of life in disadvantaged neighborhoods.

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Develop a report that analyzes existing programs/services the City provides that support neighborhood placemaking and development.

3rd Quarter 2022

Planning & Redevelopment Division

Report completed and presented to the City Council for review and/or approval

Develop recommendations on how services/programs could be expanded and how new programs/services could be developed that support neighborhood placemaking and development. 

3rd Quarter 2022

Planning & Redevelopment Division

Report completed and presented to the City Council for review and/or approval

Implement recommendations (that include performance metrics) chosen by the City Council. 

4th Quarter 2022

Planning & Redevelopment Division

Implementation begun