Community Development is an essential function that promotes economic growth and improves the standard of living. The benefits of community development, such as employment and infrastructure, come through local people changing attitudes, mobilizing existing skills, improving networks, thinking differently about problems, and using community assests in new ways. It improves the situation of a community, not just economically, but also as a strong functioning community in itself. It incorporates land use planning and comprehensive planning that includes an orientation toward the future, the deliberate management of change, a broadly collaborative process, a balancing of competing interests, and the use of a plan to represent and explain proposals. Community development is the evolution and promotion of community goals and potential.
Central District Master Plan
In 2015 the Village updated the 2006 Central District Master Plan. The main goals of this plan are to build upon the District's assets, identify a more consistent land use and development strategy, and retain the eclectic, mixed-use, historic character of Shorewood. Central District Master Plan
The list of projects, plans and tools provided in the left column represent recent efforts in making Shorewood a vibrant community to work, live and play. Take a look at each to see the status of certain projects or to see what was all involved in making it happen.
CDA and Congress for New Urbanism Collaboration
On May 17th 2016 the CNU hosted an event, coordinating with the CDA and Business Improvement District. They presented a history of Shorewood's progress over the past 10 years throughout the commercial district. After, a panel discussion made up of a developer, two village representatives, a BID representative, financial and a real estate attorney.
Check out the presentation slide show, providing before and after pictures of key projects.