Spencer Riverfront Master Plan

Spencer, IA

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Community Planning Overview:

The Little Sioux River is a tremendous asset for the City of Spencer. Spencer is increasingly seeing the river as an economic development and cultural resource that can unite the city’s two halves. The purpose of the plan is to “create a highly-visible and vibrant riverfront district along the Little Sioux River in downtown.” The initial objective of the study was to explore opportunities for “high-density, mixed-use space containing residential, retail, commercial and public parks that create a mix of active uses and capitalize on the riverfront.” The plan’s strategy is to enhance the use of the river and develop the riverfront as a community center and gathering spot.

  • CLIENT: City of Spencer
  • COMPLETE: June 2017
  • AWARDS:
    • APA Iowa Chapter - Economic Development Planning Award - 2018
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    Community & Regional Planning