DOWNTOWN PARTNERS ACTION PLAN IN PROGRESS

Downtown Partners is calling on the community and downtown stakeholders to help keep downtown moving forward as their strategic plan is put into action. Brad Segal, with Progressive Urban Management Associates (P.U.M.A.) has just completed a strategic plan for Downtown Partners that builds upon and enhances the groups’ action items over the next three to five years. Segal has been working with Downtown Partners and the community since February of this year to gauge the characteristics and visions for downtown Sioux City.

Community

Goal: Unify and strengthen the influence of downtown’s various stakeholder groups, including property and business owners, employees and residents. Initiative example: To organize the downtown residential population by engaging residents in efforts to attract new amenities and services that enhance downtown’s appeal for living. Meets on the third Thursday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at Downtown Partners (418 Pierce St.)

Economy

Goal: Attract new investment to downtown, including new businesses, jobs and housing. Initiative example: To establish business support services that compiles market & property data and provides policy leadership representing the downtown business community. Meets on the third Monday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce (101 Pierce St.)

Environment

Goal: Make place-making improvements to public spaces, roadways and streetscapes to make downtown more walkable, bikeable and livable. Initiative example: To improve the pedestrian and bicycle experience to support housing and business development by advocating for “complete street” concepts on key corridors that connect different parts of downtown. Meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. at Cannon Moss Brygger Architects (302 Jones St. 2nd Floor)