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City Council Goals 2016 (print)

STRENGTHEN DOWNTOWN & CAMPUSTOWN

  • Explore public/private improvements (e.g., entertainment, parking, housing, amenities) for public/private space in Campustown and Downtown
  • Re-examine the parking regulations and fees in the Campustown business district and surrounding neighborhoods
  • Evaluate safety for pedestrians crossing Lincoln Way between Campustown and the
    ISU Campus

PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • Extend water and sewer utility lines along Lincoln Way to 590th Street and annex
    the approximately 1,400 acres reflected in the Central Iowa Water Association buy-out agreement in this corridor
  • Analyze current planning and building code approval processes to help decision making be more predictable, more strategic and more timely

 EXPAND SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS

  • Facilitate the creation of a community solar project
  • Define the City’s role (e.g., codes, incentives) in re-purposing existing buildings

 ADDRESS HOUSING NEEDS

  • Redevelop the Old Middle School and 6th Street sites 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

  • Develop 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
  • Work with the appropriate groups to  establish trail connections from the City limits to the Heart of Iowa Trail
  • Create a plan to connect our park trail system that will include target dates, funding, and private/public partnerships
  • The City Council will participate in activities sponsored by Healthiest Ames

 

Established January 23, 2016; To Be Accomplished by December 31, 2017

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