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Check the box to the left of each need that applies to your community. Once you have made your selections, click Search at the bottom of the page to return all the matching local success stories that may be of interest.


Economic Development
We need to improve our public facility capacity in order to attract new development
We need to promote revitalization of our downtown
We need to promote revitalization of some parts of our community
We'd like to create more jobs or economic opportunities in our community
We'd like to develop a strategy for appropriate economic development of our community
We'd like to encourage development of small commercial centers to serve particular neighborhoods
We'd like to promote development of housing with convenient access to major employers



Development Patterns
We need to manage manufactured homes or mobile home parks in certain neighborhoods
We'd like to avoid more sprawl (or unplanned) development
We'd like to develop and promote tourism opportunities in our community
We'd like to improve the appearance of all, or parts of, our community
We'd like to promote development of vacant sites or abandoned structures in our community
We'd like to reduce the amount of paved area in our community



Mobility
We'd like to improve or provide public transportation
We'd like to provide more bike paths and trails
We'd like to provide more sidewalks and pedestrian facilities
We'd like to size our streets (width, etc.) to better fit neighborhood needs



Community
We'd like to discourage visual clutter (such as excessive signage) along roadways
We'd like to improve the curb-appeal of commercial or shopping areas
We'd like to increase the amount of greenspace or parkland in our community
We'd like to increase the mix of housing (by size, type, and price range) in certain neighborhoods
We'd like to provide more protection of historic resources



Conservation
We like to better protect our natural resources (such as streams, wetlands, etc.)
We'd like to encourage development to locate in areas most suitable for new growth
We'd like to ensure our community has enough water now and in the future
We'd like to manage our storm water run-off and drainage
We'd like to preserve our rural scenery
We'd like to protect our trees, particularly where new development takes place



Livability
We need to add parking at busy activity centers
We need to manage traffic congestion and commute times
We'd like more affordable housing in our community
We'd like to increase mix of uses (like corner groceries or drugstores) in certain neighborhoods
We'd like to provide more community gathering spaces



Governance
We need help addressing neighborhood opposition to new developments
We'd like to coordinate with neighboring jurisdictions on shared needs
We'd like to improve community services for underserved neighborhoods
We'd like to institute new zoning or similar development regulations
We'd like to reduce the cost of providing public services/facilities
We'd like to streamline our local development review process



     

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