2010 MASLA Merit Award for Planning and Research
On the heels of the Comprehensive Plan update, the City of Red Wing initiated a process to complete an action plan for the Downtown. HKGi provided strategic planning and urban design services that resulted in the creation of a plan rooted in the hard work and vision of the community of Red Wing and the Mayor’s Downtown Action Plan Task Force. Through an engaged community planning process that spanned many years prior to the downtown action plan, a core set of six values emerged. The action plan targets and embraces these six main values – to create vibrant gathering places, attractive housing options, thriving commerce, and strong connections that celebrate the experience and foster sustainability.