Study Area

The downtown area is approximately 200 acres and is roughly centered at the intersections of 20th Street NE, Main Street and Hartford Drive NE. The area is characterized primarily by low-intensity commercial and residential development on small to medium-sized parcels. The historic town center adjacent to the northwestern tip of the lake includes the city’s current municipal buildings spread over a few sites, a small commercially zoned area and a larger residential area.

The Subarea Planning effort will be informed by the area of influence approximately a half-mile area around the downtown core with an emphasis on conceptual design, planning, and environmental analysis for the quarter-mile area indicated below.