City Council Goals

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City Council Goals 2017 (print)


STRENGTHEN DOWNTOWN & CAMPUSTOWN

  • Develop a sub-area plan, including public and private uses, for the area from Duff to Grand and Lincoln Way to Sixth Street (e.g., commercial [retail, entertainment, and offices], parking, housing, public spaces).
  • Plan for public parking and public gathering space for the Welch/Chamberlain/Hayward interior space in Campustown.
  • Re-examine the parking regulations and fees in the Campustown business district and surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Evaluate safety for pedestrians crossing Lincoln Way betweenCampustown and the ISU campus

PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Develop a sub-area plan, including public and private uses, for the area from Duff to Grand and Lincoln Way to Sixth Street (e.g., commercial [retail, entertainment, and offices], parking, housing, public spaces).
  • Plan for public parking and public gathering space for the Welch/Chamberlain/Hayward interior space in Campustown.
  • Re-examine the parking regulations and fees in the Campustown business district and surrounding neighborhoods.
  • Evaluate safety for pedestrians crossing Lincoln Way betweenCampustown and the ISU campus

 EXPAND SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

  • Implement the community solar project.
  • Define the City’s role (e.g., codes, incentives) in re-purposing existing buildings.
  • Continue to participate in Squaw Creek Watershed Management Authority activities.
  • Educate the public regarding materials that should be diverted from the waste stream (e.g., glass, food waste, medical waste).
  • Receive SolSmart Designation

 ADDRESS HOUSING NEEDS

  • Redevelop the Old Middle School and 6th Street sites (if possible) for affordable housing
  • Review background information regarding affordable housing needs in Ames

 PROMOTE A SENSE OF ONE COMMUNITY

  • Consider the recommendation from the Iowa State University Student Government and Campustown Action Association to transition from the Student Affairs Commission to a new Campus and Community Commission

 STRENGTHEN HUMAN SERVICES

  • Adopt an outcomes measurement system to assist in determining the City’s funding allocations to human service agencies.

ENCOURAGE HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

  • Explore partnering with Mary Greeley Medical Center, Iowa State University, Ames Community School District, and Heartland Senior Center to create an intergenerational Healthy Life Center Complex.
  • Adopt a Complete Streets Program

 

Established January 14, 2017; To Be Accomplished by December 31, 2017

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