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City Center Partnership

Aesthetics & Livability Committee

Aesthetics & Livability (A&L) works to uphold an attractive and inviting City Center for visitors and residents. Key projects include:

  • Adopt-a-Planter (2010-present)
    A program where the city places sidewalk planters in the public right of away and nearby businesses adopt them by watering the plants and keeping them clean.
  • CityDesign Awards (2010-present)
    An annual award recognizing excellent architectural and design enhancements that elevate the perceptions of the City Center.  |  Learn More
  • Arts & Historic District Community Dialogue (2014-present)
    A district enhancement and community engagement process to establish a proactive plan to cultivate our Arts & Historic District into a premier district in the Upper Midwest.
  • Open Space & Tactical Urbanism Plan (2014-present)
    A plan to activate public spaces through appropriate events and activities.
  • Enhanced Wayfinding & Connectivity (2014-present)
    An implementation plan to add vehicular and pedestrian wayfinding signage throughout the City Center and to identify new connectivity opportunities that enhance the flow of multi-modal movement.
  • CityLife – Supporting Appropriate Housing Quality & Density (ongoing)
    An initiative to support quality housing and appropriate urban densities, to include live/work spaces, in the City Center
  • Greening Plan (2016)
    A tool to empower business and property owners with information on how they can best improve the streetscape through plantings and greenscape enhancements.
  • Lighting Plan (2017-present)
    A guide for public and private property to utilize lighting for wayfinding and beautification.
  • INFUSE: Artists on Main Street (2018-present)
    This initiative explores the intersection of arts and culture, downtown revitalization, and historic preservation through creative placemaking projects lead by local artists.  |  Learn More

See a list of all volunteers and committees here.  |  Volunteers

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