By 2040 the Town will be

Complete . . .

■ With neighborhoods that provide a variety of housing choices, at various price points, to welcome residents of all backgrounds.

■ With streets that support healthy and active lifestyles by promoting walking, biking and transit. Street vistas will capitalize on building design, scale, architecture, and proportionality to create interesting visual experiences and make every place unique and enjoyable.

■ With vibrant and thriving centers of all sizes that serve as neighborhood destinations and employment nodes.

Connected . . .

Physically, with neighborhoods connected to each other and to centers, providing convenient access to grocery stores, quality public schools, parks, and neighborhood commercial areas. An interconnected network of streets, sidewalks, and trails will make walking, biking and access to transit easy for all people.

Socially, with gathering places—like streets, parks, front porches, coffee shops, ice cream parlors—that create informal opportunities to meet, get together, and socialize with neighbors.

Technologically, with connected urban systems that deliver services more efficiently to the Town’s neighborhoods and centers. Ubiquitous access to high speed, affordable and secure broadband will empower our residents, businesses, and institutions to thrive in this 21st century economy.

Compact . . .

■ With dense development and a mix of uses that support safe and convenient access to a variety of destinations by any mode of transportation, while contributing positively to fiscal and environmental sustainability.

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Goals Overview:

Housing (H)

  1. To ensure the availability of safe, affordable, attractive, and high-quality housing meets the needs, preferences, and capabilities of all current and future residents.

Economic Vitality (EV)

  1. To become a hotspot for startups and local businesses, making the Town a key driver positioning the BN region as an innovation and entrepreneurship hub
  2. To incorporate “Smart City” thinking in all aspects of the Town and community building.
  3. To employ innovative policies, financial tools, and practices adapted to the paradigm shifts affecting municipalities and their finances.

Healthy & Sustainability (HS)

  1. To incorporate health into all policies.
  2. To be a regional leader in environmental stewardship.

Infrastructure & Public Safety (IP)

  1. Provide reliable local infrastructure in the most efficient and equitable manner to promote compact and contiguous development. 

Humanitarian & Social Aspects (HSA)

  1. Foster a community-wide culture of openness, empathy, and equitable treatment of all residents.
  2. Implement community-driven policies and processes to achieve equitable outcomes in law enforcement and the legal system.
  3. Reduce economic inequality and promote opportunity for all residents.

Town & Gown (TG)

  1. Increase collaboration among higher education institutions, the Town of Normal, students, and the broader community.
  2. Develop a coordinated approach to planning and development that will respond to the unique needs of the geographic area surrounding the Illinois State University (ISU) campus.

Community Identity & Public Places (CP)

  1. Celebrate historic and cultural aspects unique to Normal and embrace those that continue to shape the community’s identity in the future.
  2. Utilize the public realm as a canvas to showcase Normal’s identity and establish a strong sense of place.

Neighborhoods (N)

  1. Old Neighborhood
  2. Early Suburban
  3. New Suburban

Centers (C)

Corridors (CR)

  1. Transportation Corridors
  2. Cultural Corridors
  3. Natural Corridors

 

 


 

Action Updates

Click on the plus sign next to each goal to check out our running updates on actions within each of our goals below.

 

Goal : H1.1

Objective : Ensure That New Housing Development and Redevelopment Contribute to a Complete, Compact, and Connected Community
Action
H1.1
Ensure That New Housing Development and Redevelopment Contribute to a Complete, Compact, and Connected Community
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/23/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
H1.1a
Encourage Well-Designed New and Redeveloped Housing on Vacant, Infill, or Undeveloped Land with Access to Existing Municipal Services, Infrastructure, and Transit
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
H1.1b
Minimize Regulatory Barriers to Allow Innovative and Compact Developments
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
H1.1c
Utilize Future Annexation Agreements as an Instrument to Increase Diversity in Housing Types, Sizes, and Densities in New Development Projects
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
H1.1d
Ensure That Diverse Housing Options Located in and around Neighborhood, Local, and Regional Centers are of Higher Density
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
H1.1e
Investigate Incorporating Visitability or Universal Design Standards in New Construction
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Medium - Long Term
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
H1.1f
Encourage the Inclusion of Public Green and Gathering Spaces Within New Developments
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
H1.1g
Hold Seminars and Workshops for Developers, Landlords, Homeowners, and Policymakers on Housing Issues
Agency:  MCRPC
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : H1.2

Objective : Preserve and Improve the Existing Housing Stock
Action
H 1.2
Preserve and Improve Existing Housing Stock
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
H1.2a
Incorporate Findings from the Town’s Rental Inspection Program into Future Planning Decisions
Agency:  TON/MCRPC
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
H1.2b
Create Financial Incentives to Rehabilitate Existing Homes and to Enhance the Quality of Residential Neighborhoods
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Long Term
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : H1.3

Objective : Guarantee Access to High-Quality Supportive and Affordable Housing Options
Action
H1.3a
Pursue Innovative Financing Mechanisms in Order to Create Greater Affordability Within the Community
Agency:  Regional Housing Collaboration Led by MCRPC
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
H1.3b
Investigate Shared Housing Programs, Which Can Help Increase Affordability for a Vast Number of Residents
Agency:  Regional Housing Collaboration Led by MCRPC
Timeline:  Short - Medium Term
Last Updated:  09/28/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
H1.3c
Support Services that Assist Underserved Populations of the Community by Partnering with the County, Social Service Agencies, the Bloomington Housing Authority, and Other Service Providers
Agency:  Regional Housing Collaboration Led by MCRPC
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
H1.3d
Encourage Affordable and Permanent Supportive Housing Developments for Households with Low to Moderate Incomes in Qualified Census Tracts and in IHDA Opportunity Areas
Agency:  Regional Housing Collaboration Led by MCRPC
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
H1.3e
Improve Transit Access to Neighborhoods with a Higher Concentration of Seniors to Further Promote Independent Lifestyles
Agency:  TON/MCRPC/Connect
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
H1.3f
Develop Programs to Increase Home Ownership Among Low- to Moderate-Income Residents
Agency:  Regional Housing Collaboration Led by MCRPC
Timeline:  Medium - Long Term
Last Updated:  09/28/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : EV1.1

Objective : Support Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
Action
EV 1.1a
Define Industries That Make Up BN Region’s Creative Economy
Agency:  EDC / MCRPC
Timeline:  Short Term
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
EV 1.1b
EV 1.1b: Create and Maintain a Comprehensive Inventory of All Small Businesses (Q)
Agency:  TON IT Department/McGIS
Timeline:  Short Term
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
EV 1.1c
Work wEV 1.1c: Improve Access to Affordable Spaces
Agency:  EDC/ TON/ BN Advantage Entrepreneurship TF
Timeline:  Short - Medium Term
Last Updated:  09/28/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
EV1.1d
Engage in Constant Communication with the Small Business Community
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
EV 1.1e
Reduce Bureaucratic Barriers
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Short to Medium Term
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
EV 1.1f
Make Small-Business-Related Information Easily Accessible;
Agency:  SBDC / TON IT Department
Timeline:  Short Term
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  0-25%
Work Products:  i) small business portal ii) online business licencing portal iii) easily accesible business page on Town's website
Action Updates:  

SBDC is currently working on creating a small businesses resource webpage for Bloomington-Normal and McLean County. Link to that page will be available soon.

Action
EV1.1g
Promote “Buy Local” Culture
Agency:  TON Finance Department
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  09/28/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  (i)Audit the percentage of local purchases and online purchases to the Town’s total purchases and its trend annually; (ii)Set reasonable targets to increase the amount of local purchases.
Action Updates:  
Action
EV 1.1h
Support Normal’s Artistic and Cultural Heritage
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

See Community Identity and Public Places (CP) Goals

Action
EV 1.1i
Increase Access to Financing for Entrepreneurs
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

See progress updates noted under EV 3

Goal : EV1.2

Objective : Create an Innovation District
Action
EV 1.2a
Assemble a Working Group to Complete an Innovation District Audit and Formally Create an Innovation District (Q)
Agency:  City Manager/ Mayor/ BN Advantage QL/QP TF
Timeline:  Short to Medium Term
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
EV 1.2b
Create a Place That Fosters Innovation
Agency:  City Manager/ BN Advantage QL/QP TF
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  0-25%
Work Products:  Make Innovation District the pilot site for the Civic Innovation Lab (ii) establish accelerator or incubator in Uptown 2.0 (iii) Make transit stops multi-functional (iv) Test pop-up ideas
Action Updates:  

1. ISU students iConnect Transit project on placemaking

2. Town approved "parklet" for outdoor seating at Stave Bar in Uptown

Action
EV 1.2c
Support ISU as the Convener and Knowledge Partner to Drive Innovation in This District
Agency:  City Manager/ Mayor/ BN Advantage QL/QP TF
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
EV 1.2d
Encourage Advocate BroMenn to Help Drive Health-Related Innovation
Agency:  City Manager/ Mayor/ BN Advantage QL/QP TF
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
EV 1.2e
Pull in Agencies and Organizations Across the Community
Agency:  City Manager/ Mayor/ BN Advantage QL/QP TF
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Community Anchor Institutions part of Innovation District
Action Updates:  

Goal : EV1.3

Objective : Develop a Strong Local Food Economy
Action
EV 1.3a
Create a Local Food System Plan for BN and McLean County (Q)
Agency:  Wellness Coalition/ MCRPC
Timeline:  Medium Term
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
EV 1.3b
Create a Local Food Council to Assist with Bridging the Gaps in the Local Food Eco-System
Agency:  Wellness Coalition/ MCRPC
Timeline:  Medium Term
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
EV 1.3c
Create a Food Innovation District (FID)
Agency:  City Managers Office/ Town P&Z
Timeline:  Short to Medium Term
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
EV 1.3d
Cultivate Food Entreprenuership
Agency:  McLean County Wellness Coalition / BN Advantage Entreprenuership TF
Timeline:  Short to Medium Term
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
EV 1.3e
EV 1.3e Ensure that Codes and Ordinances Are Local-Food Friendly (Q)
Agency:  TON P&Z
Timeline:  Short to Medium Term
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : EV2.1

Objective : Lead by Example in Fostering the Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) Sector
Action
EV 2.1a
Create a Comprehensive Town Information Technology Master Plan
Agency:  TON IT Department
Timeline:  Short
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
EV 2.1b
Embrace Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Analytics
Agency:  TON IT
Timeline:  Short to Medium
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  (i) Adopt an open data policy (ii) What Works Cities or similar certifications (iii) increase collection of local data sets in GIS
Action Updates:  
Action
EV 2.1c
Establish a Civic Innovation Lab
Agency:  City Manager's Office
Timeline:  Medium
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  not started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
EV 2.1d
Build an “i-Team” to Drive Technology Innovation
Agency:  City Manager's Office
Timeline:  Medium
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : EV2.2

Objective : Prepare to Be Disrupted by Innovation
Action
EV 2.2a
Adopt a Policy Stance on Innovation that Embraces and Fosters Innovation While Prioritizing Market Fairness and Public Safety
Agency:  City Manager's Office
Timeline:  Short
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Policy on innovation
Action Updates:  
Action
EV 2.2b
Increase Training and Education at All Levels
Agency:  TON IT / City Manager's Office
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Identify smart city staff champions from various departments; Increase staff and policy makers attendance to Smart Cities Conferences and Trainings
Action Updates:  
Action
EV 2.2c
Be Prepared to Transition
Agency:  TON IT / City Manager's Office
Timeline:  Short to Medium
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Retain IT / Telcom expert to provide periodic guidance on innovation
Action Updates:  

Goal : EV2.3

Objective : Build “Smart Urban Systems”
Action
EV2.3
Build “Smart Urban Systems”
Agency:  TON Engineering / IT / Water
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : EV2.5

Objective : Build Quality Technology Infrastructure
Action
EV 2.5a Create a Unified Regional Technology Plan
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  not started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
EV 2.5b Enable New Network Deployments in a Coordinated Fashion
Consider a “dig-once policy” to facilitate placement of conduits underground. (Q)
Agency:  IT/ Community Development
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  not started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

These policies open streets and rights-of-way to utility construction when related projects are underway, creating uniformities and efficiencies in network construction by giving multiple entities the opportunity to place their facilities. Such policies also protect roads and sidewalks from frequent, life-shortening cuts and minimize other disruption from utility construction.

Action
EV 2.5b Enable New Network Deployments in a Coordinated Fashion
Work with Ameren, Corn Belt, and telephone companies that own poles in the community to help establish a “make-ready” process and prepare the poles for the new fiber bundle attachments.
Agency:  City Manager/ IT/ Community Development
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  not started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

The Fiber to the Home Council advocates for state and local governments to “condition use of public rights-of-way to require incumbent users of this space to share their poles, ducts, and conduits on a non-discriminatory basis and at reasonable (cost-based) rates, terms, and conditions.” 

Action
EV 2.5b Enable New Network Deployments in a Coordinated Fashion
Construct a uniform conduit bank with sufficient capacity for all current and future providers, particularly in dense urban areas.
Agency:  Engineering
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  not started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
EV 2.5b Enable New Network Deployments in a Coordinated Fashion
Allow use of public facilities to expand broadband networks.
Agency:  IT
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/27/2018
Progress:  not started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : EV3.1

Objective : Adopt Fiscally Sustainable Growth Policies, Including Tax and Fee Structures That Are Aligned with the Overall Vision
Action
EV3.1a
Re-Evaluate Town Codes and Policies
Agency:  TON P&Z/ Finance / City Managers office
Timeline:  Short to Medium
Last Updated:  08/28/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Comprehensive annexation policy, Unit 5 policy on curbing sprawl, overhaul of parking requirements, comprehensive financial model to track and communicate Town ROI
Action Updates:  
Action
EV3.1b
Embrace and Promote Policies That Save Money in the Long Run Such as Complete Streets and Green Infrastructure Investments
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Refer to Action Updates
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

See Infrastructure and Public Safety (IP) Goals for action updates.

Action
EV3.1c
Ensure Tax and Fee Structures Are Aligned with Vision
Agency:  City Managers Office/ Finance
Timeline:  Short - Medium
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : EV3.2

Objective : Identify Opportunities to Cut Costs and Increase Efficiencies in Service Delivery
Action
EV3.2a
Pursue Integrated Asset and Operation Management Solution
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Refer to Action Updates
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

See Infrastructure and Public Safety (IP) Goals for action updates.

Action
EV3.2b
Deploy New Technologies to Increase Efficiencies and Decrease Costs in Service Delivery
Agency:  TON Water / IT Dept.
Timeline:  Short
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  0-25%
Work Products:  Smart water meter deployment throughout the city; technology deployment to improve various infrastructure systems
Action Updates:  
Action
EV3.2c
Establish Inter-Agency and Inter-Government Partnerships When Feasible
Agency:  City Managers Office/ Council
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  0-25%
Work Products:  Regional collaborations. Ex: shared multi-sports complex
Action Updates:  

1. Collaborative study on multi-sports complex

Goal : EV3.3

Objective : Find New Financing and Funding Mechanisms
Action
EV3.3a
Infrastructure Financing and Funding
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Refer to Action Updates
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

See Infrastructure and Public Safety (IP) Goals for action updates.

Action
EV3.3b
Crowd Funding/Crowd Granting
Agency:  TON Finance
Timeline:  Short to Medium
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Increase in crowd funding and crowd granting softwares
Action Updates:  
Action
EV3.3c
Find Creative Ways to Fund Civic Innovation
Agency:  Finance
Timeline:  Short to Medium
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
EV3.3d
Retool Existing Financing Mechanisms to Increase Their Relevance in the 21st-Century Economy
Agency:  TON Finance/ City Managers office
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  increased diversity of bonds such as Green, Pay for Success, QPIB bonds; offer incentives utilizing different types of financing mechanisms such as PACE,
Action Updates:  
Action
EV3.3e
Create Incentives for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
Agency:  City Managers office/ TON Finance / BN Advantage
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Micro loan programs, CDFI, increase entreprenuerial supports both financially and technically (mentorships, auditing, legal, etc), increase venture capitalism
Action Updates:  
Action
EV3.3f
Establish Rapport with Foundations That Provide Funding for a Variety of Efforts
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : HS1.1

Objective : Commit to Smart Growth Principles for Existing and Future Urban Design
Action
HS1.1a
Promote Compact Infill Development
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
HS 1.1b
Support Safe, Healthy, and Affordable Housing for All Residents
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  09/20/2018
Progress:  Refer to Action Updates
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Refer to action updates in the Housing

Action
HS 1.1c
Promote Programs That Encourage Walking and Bicycling
Agency:  MCRPC/TON/UNIT 5/ MCWC
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  09/04/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Safe Routes to School, Multi-modal user safety education program,Increased number of employers offering Connect passes, Regional ride-share or car share system
Action Updates:  
Action
HS 1.1d
Develop and Maintain a Robust Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure Network
Agency:  TON/MCRPC
Timeline:  Short
Last Updated:  09/04/2018
Progress:  0-25%
Work Products:  Updated design standards to include wider sidewalks
Action Updates:  
  • TON, along with COB, is currently working on Manual of Practice updates to require wider sidewalks.
Action
HS 1.1e
Rethink Parking
Agency:  Town of Normal
Timeline:  Short - Medium
Last Updated:  09/20/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Amendment to parking regulations -reduced parking, shared parking; technology upgrades to improve parking efficiency;
Action Updates:  

Goal : HS1.2

Objective : Become a Vision Zero Community
Action
HS1.2
Become a Vision Zero Community
Agency:  MCRPC
Timeline:  Short - Medium
Last Updated:  09/20/2018
Progress:  0-25%
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

MCRPC received a grant from IDOT to create a Vision Zero strategy for Bloomington-Normal in 2018.

Action
HS 1.2a
Support the Creation of a Robust Database to Track the Region’s Transportation System Usage
Agency:  MCRPC
Timeline:  Short
Last Updated:  09/20/2018
Progress:  25-50%
Work Products:  Comprehensive database of transportation database
Action Updates:  
Action
HS 1.2b
Implement Policy and Design Strategies That Prioritize Safety
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  09/20/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Reduce the residential speed limit to 25 or 20 mph; No turn on red policy; Incorporation of traffic calming elements;
Action Updates:  

Goal : HS1.3

Objective : Ensure That Recreation Options in Normal Are Varied, Relevant, and Accessible in All Four Seasons
Action
Strategy HS1.3
Ensure That Recreation Options in Normal Are Varied, Relevant, and Accessible in All Four Seasons
Agency:  TON Parks/ P & Z
Timeline:  Short - Medium
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : HS1.4

Objective : Proactively Discuss and Address Issues Surrounding Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Mental Disability
Action
HS 1.4a
Design Public Spaces to Promote Mental Well-Being and Accommodate Mental Illnesses and Disabilities
Agency:  TON Parks/ BHCC
Timeline:  Short - Medium
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:   Multi-sensory design elements in Parks; Increased access to green, active, and safe spaces;
Action Updates:  
Action
HS 1.4b
Promote Supportive Housing and Services That Locate Near Other Critical Amenities
Agency:  Regional Housing Collaboration Led by MCRPC
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Range of supportive housing options within walkable distance to amenities such as grocery stores, pharmacies, bus stops, and social services
Action Updates:  

Goal : HS1.5

Objective : Provide Access to Healthy Food for All Members of the Community
Action
HS 1.5a
Coordinate with Local Agencies, Organizations, and Businesses to Increase Food Access in Underserved Area
Agency:  TON/ Invest Health
Timeline:  Short
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Explore opportunities for alternative to grocery stores, such as mobile grocery, in areas where brick and mortar grocery is not feasible
Action Updates:  
Action
HS 1.5b
Support Local Food Systems and Healthy Food Options
Agency:  TON P & Z/ Parks/School districts
Timeline:  Short - Medium
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Minimize regulatory barriers to selling locally food; Expand community gardens in parks; Increase edible landscapes in parks; Support pollinators through programs such as Mayor's Monarch pledge; Increase healthy food and beverage choices in public venues
Action Updates:  
Action
HS 1.5c
Support a Welcoming Regulatory Environment for Local Food Production
Agency:  TON P & Z
Timeline:  Short
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Minimize barriers for urban agriculture
Action Updates:  
Action
HS 1.5d
Pursue a Grocery Store in Uptown Normal
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Short- Medium
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : HS1.6

Objective : Utilize Health Impact Assessments to Inform Planning and Policy Decisions
Action
Strategy HS1.6
Utilize Health Impact Assessments to Inform Planning and Policy Decisions
Agency:  MCRPC/ Health Department/ TON
Timeline:  Short
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : HS1.7

Objective : Pursue Blue Zones Certification
Action
Strategy HS1.7
Pursue Blue Zones Certification
Agency:  TON/ Wellness Coalition
Timeline:  Medium - Long
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Blue Zones Certification
Action Updates:  

Goal : HS2.1

Objective : Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Improve Air Quality
Action
HS 2.1a
Implement the Recommendations of the Bloomington-Normal Community Energy Strategic Plan
Agency:  EAC/ TON
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
HS 2.1b
Investigate and Minimize the Impact of the Town’s Vehicle Use on Local Air Pollution
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Town fleet assessment in terms of mileage, fuel efficiency, emissions
Action Updates:  
Action
HS2.1c
Work with the Town’s Institutional Partners—Connect Transit, ISU, Heartland, Non-Profits, and Businesses—to Encourage Them to Adopt More Sustainable Fleet Management Practices
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : HS2.2

Objective : Reduce Community Solid Waste Generation and Increase Recycling and Reuse
Action
HS 2.2a
Implement the Recommendations of the Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan [See Health & Sustainability Appendix]
Agency:  EAC / TON
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : HS2.3

Objective : Ensure a Safe, Stable, Long-Term Regional Water Supply and Healthy Regional Watersheds
Action
HS 2.3a
Continue to Engage with Other Communities in the Mahomet Aquifer Region to Ensure a Safe and Stable Long-Term Water Supply
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
HS 2.3b
Incentivize and Promote Water Conservation Measures in Public and Private Facilities
Agency:  TON Water Department/ EAC
Timeline:  Short
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  25-50%
Work Products:  Community wide smart meter implementation; increase in rainwater harvesting systems in public and private buildings;
Action Updates:  
Action
HS 2.3c
Monitor, Protect, and Restore Town Waterways and Watersheds, and Support Broader Regional Watershed Protection
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : HS2.4

Objective : Adopt and Encourage Green Infrastructure Practices throughout the Town
Action
HS 2.4a
Identify Opportunities for Green Infrastructure Projects throughout Normal
Agency:  TON Parks/ Public Works
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Increased green infrastructure projects throughout TON
Action Updates:  
Action
HS 2.4b
Strive to Make a Net Positive Impact on the Natural Environment through Normal’s Park System
Agency:  TON Parks
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : HS2.5

Objective : Use the Success of Uptown Normal as a Model for Sustainable Development throughout the Town
Action
HS 2.5a
Reduce Energy Usage in Town Facilities
Agency:  TON Facilities
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
HS 2.5b
Set High Green Building Standards for New Municipal Buildings and Major Upgrades of Existing Municipal Buildings, Including Outside the Uptown Area
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Short
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
HS 2.5c
Work with Anchor Institutions (ISU, Advocate BroMenn) to Use the Innovation District as a Showcase for Sustainability Efforts
Agency:  TON/ ISU
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Increased green infrastructure projects in the Innovation District; More LEED buildings in the innovation district; Green technology startups in the innovation district
Action Updates:  
Action
HS 2.5d
Use Integrated Technology Systems and Robust Data Collection and Analysis to Achieve More Sustainable Outcomes
Agency:  TON P & Z/ IT/ Public Works
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
HS 2.5e
Expand Neighborhood-Level Sustainability Efforts
Agency:  TON/ MCRPC/ EAC
Timeline:  Medium-Long Term
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Neighborhood level plans and rating systems
Action Updates:  
Action
HS 2.5f
Support Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Development with Appropriate Regulatory Tools
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : IP1.1

Objective : Ensure that Infrastructure Systems Support Current and Future Growth in a Fiscally, Socially, and Environmentally Responsible Way
Action
IP 1.1a
Continue to Implement and Update Master Plans for Local Infrastructure Systems
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.1b
Protect Existing Infrastructure Investments over Funding New
Agency:  TON all departments with capital assets
Timeline:  Short
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Assessment of existing infrastructure; LOS established for each system;
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.1c
Structure Rates and Fees to Recover All Costs, Including Construction, Operation, and Maintenance
Agency:  TON all departments with capital assets
Timeline:  Short - Medium
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.1d
Embrace Density in Land Development Practices to Accommodate More Intense Development Along Existing Corridors of Infrastructure
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Increased density; Infrastructure assistance programs to promote infill such as cost-sharing and upsizing
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.1e
Ensure that the Town’s Public Rights-of-Way Provide a Multi-Purpose, Connected Physical Space for Movement and Travel, Public and Private Utilities, and Other Appropriate Public Purposes
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.1f
Reduce the Environmental Footprint of the Town’s Infrastructure
Agency:  TON Facilities /Finance
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Increase energy efficiency, use of renewable energies in public buildings;Life cycle costing
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.1g
Pursue Integrated Asset and Operation Management Solutions
Agency:   TON all departments with capital assets
Timeline:  Short- Medium
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.1h
Continue to Develop Regional and Inter-Jurisdictional Relationships for Effective Delivery of Services
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.1i
Continue to Work Cooperatively to Support Utilities and Other Partners Providing Regional Infrastructure
Agency:  TON
Timeline:  Medium
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  Formalized work flow procedures with utilities and regional partners
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.1j
Continually Educate and Engage Residents, Particularly the Development Community, on Infrastructure-Related Issues and the Need for Compact Development
Agency:  TON/ MCRPC
Timeline:  Ongoing
Last Updated:  11/07/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : IP1.2

Objective : Ensure Availability of Reliable and Adequate Water Supply and Delivery Systems to Provide Safe and High-Quality Potable Water at Adequate Pressures
Action
IP 1.2a
Continue to Be an Active Partner in Regional Water-Supply Planning and Protection Efforts
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.2b
Continue to Monitor and Maintain Existing Water Distribution Systems to Ensure Good Condition
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.2c
Explore Alternative Rate Structures that Protect Revenue Streams While Promoting Water Conservation Efforts
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.2d
Evaluate the Merits and Demerits, Efficient Routes, and Expansion Alternatives for Long-Term Capital Investment Projects
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.2e
Utilize Appropriate Technologies to Increase Efficiencies
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : IP1.3

Objective : Provide Reliable and Efficient Sanitary Sewer and Storm Water Collection Systems to Protect the Public Health, Safety, and the Natural Environment
Action
IP 1.3a
Fund the Implementation of the New Sanitary Sewer Master Plan
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.3b
Work with BNWRD to Identify and Mitigate I/I Issues in the Sanitary Sewer System
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.3c
Structure Rates and Fees to Recover All Costs, Including Construction, Operation, and Maintenance
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.3d
Develop a Town-wide Stormwater Master Plan
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.3e
Continue to Require that All New Developments Provide Appropriate Storm Water Detention Facilities to Protect Water Quality
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.3f
Continue to Monitor and Mitigate Urban Stream Bank Erosion
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.3g
Utilize Green Infrastructure Solutions for Infrastructure Management, Where Feasible
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.3h
Encourage Low Impact Development
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.3i
Continue to Explore Opportunities to Establish a Regional Stormwater Detention Basin in the Area Bound by Shelbourne Avenue to the West, Veterans Parkway to the East, the Railroad to the South, and the Interstate to the North
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : IP1.4

Objective : Maintain a Safe, Reliable, and Efficient Transportation Network to Serve All Users
Action
IP 1.4a
Continue to Work with MCRPC and Other Partners to Address Transportation Issues at a Regional Level
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.4b
Provide Data and Support to MCRPC for Increased Utility of the Transportation Model, Transportation Dashboard, and Other Data-Driven Initiatives
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.4c
Advance the Objectives of the Forthcoming LRTP (BN Mobile)
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : IP1.5

Objective : Build Quality Technology Infrastructure
Action
IP 1.5a
Ensure Availability of Quality Broadband Infrastructure to All the Activity Centers for Their Long-Term Vibrancy
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.5b
Provide Free, Reliable, and Secure Wi-Fi in Parks and Public Places
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.5c
Partner with Connect Transit to Provide Free Wi-Fi Near Transit Stops
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : IP1.6

Objective : Provide Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Services to Protect the Lives, Health, Safety, and Livelihoods of Residents and Businesses
Action
IP 1.6a
Ensure that Land Development Policies Support NFD’s Goal of Responding to 90% of Calls Within a 6-Minute Response Time
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : IP1.7

Objective : Ensure that Normal’s Community Facilities Continue to Serve the Town’s Needs as It Grows and Develops
Action
IP 1.7a
Ensure the Provision of Community Facilities in a Manner Consistent with the Vision and Goals of this Plan
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.7b
Enhance Inter-Governmental and Regional Coordination in Locating and Sharing Community Facilities
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.7c
Continue to Locate and Build Public Facilities in a Manner that Raises the Bar for Architectural Distinction, Placemaking and Energy Efficiency
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
IP 1.7d
Create a Comprehensive Strategic Plan for All Community Facilities Owned and Operated by the Town
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : HSA1.1

Objective : Build Awareness, Understanding, and Empathy for People of All Backgrounds, Circumstances, and Abilities
Action
HSA 1.1a
Make the Town of Normal Government More Diverse and Inclusive Internally
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
HSA1.1b
Make All Normal Residents Feel Welcome, Not Merely Tolerated
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
HSA1.1c
Continue to Provide Safe Public Spaces to Hold Forums, Rallies, and Other Citizen-Driven Events that Bring Awareness to Important Social Issues
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
HSA 1.1d
Tap into the Skills and Enthusiasm of Normal and BN-Area Volunteers to Advance Civic Causes
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : HSA1.2

Objective : Foster Informal Multicultural Interactions
Action
HSA 1.2a
Use Food as an Opportunity to Foster Informal Communications and a Sense of Community
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
HSA 1.2b
Promote Kid- and Family-Friendly Activities to Make Culturally Targeted Events Appealing and Fun for Everyone
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : HSA1.3

Objective : Consider the Needs of All Residents When Designing Public Places and Programming
Action
HSA 1.3a
Design Public Spaces and Programming for People of All Ages and Abilities
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
HSA 1.3b
Continue to Support and Expand Existing Programs that Promote Inclusion and Diversity
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : HSA1.4

Objective : Explore Partnership Opportunities with Normal Township
Action
HSA 1.4a
Work with the Township to Explore Partnerships Centered on the Activity and Recreation Center (ARC)
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
HSA 1.4b
Coordinate with Township Staff to Understand and Address Issues Faced by Seniors and Low-Income Populations
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
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Action
HSA 1.4c
Help Market the Township’s Services and Collaborate to Improve Accessibility
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
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Goal : HSA3.1

Objective : Reduce Economic Inequality and Promote Opportunity for All Residents
Action
HSA 3.1a
Explore the Possibility of Creating of an Economic Development District (EDD)
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
HSA 3.1b
Expand Workforce Development Efforts
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
HSA 3.1c
Increase Support for Local Businesses Owned by Minorities, Women, People with Disabilities, and Other Economically Disadvantaged Populations
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
HSA 3.1d
Support Public and Private Human Service Providers in Bloomington-Normal
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
HSA 3.1e
Take Advantage of Technology to Grow as a Compassionate City
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
HSA 3.1f
Through Land Use and Neighborhood Planning, Support Unit 5 in its Efforts to Equitably Educate All of its Students
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
HSA 3.1g
Increase the Supply of Affordable and Supportive Housing in Normal
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
HSA 3.1h
Ensure that All Residents Have Access to Adequate and Affordable Transportation Options
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : TG1.1

Objective : Increase Policy-Level Collaborations
Action
TG 1.1a
Continue to Collaborate on Workforce and Regional Economic Development Efforts
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
TG 1.1b
Coordinate the Development of Land and Facilities for Effective Integration with Broader Community Goals
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
TG 1.1c
Work Together as Drivers of Innovation
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
TG 1.1d
Support ISU and Heartland in Obtaining the Community Engagement Classification
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : TG1.2

Objective : Enhance Staff-Level Collaboration
Action
TG 1.2a
Support ITGA Certification
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
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Goal : TG1.3

Objective : Improve Communication Channels Among Higher Education Institutions, Students, and the Broader Community
Action
Strategy TG1.3
Improve Communication Channels Among Higher Education Institutions, Students, and the Broader Community
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : TG2.1

Objective : Heighten Coordination of Planning Activities between ISU and the Town, Particularly in the University Influence Zone (UIZ)
Action
Strategy TG2.1
Heighten Coordination of Planning Activities between ISU and the Town, Particularly in the University Influence Zone (UIZ)
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
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Goal : TG2.2

Objective : Enhance the Public Realm within the UIZ
Action
TG 2.2a
Establish Uniform Urban Design Guidelines in the UIZ
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
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Action
TG 2.2b
Work Closely with ISU to Enhance Multimodal Transportation Options and Experiences on Campus
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
TG 2.2c
Prioritize Placemaking Investments in the UIZ
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
TG 2.2d
Enhance University Gateways
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  

Goal : TG2.3

Objective : Continue to Promote Dense, Urban-Style Development within the Centers and UIN1
Action
TG 2.3a
Rethink Parking Regulations
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
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Action
TG 2.3b
Support Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
Action Updates:  
Action
TG 2.3c
Amend Sidewalk Requirements in the UIZ
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
Work Products:  
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Goal : TG2.4

Objective : Make UIN 1 a Welcoming Area for Students
Action
TG 2.4a
Ensure Dense and Affordable Student Housing
Agency:  
Timeline:  
Last Updated:  08/29/2018
Progress:  Not Started
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TG 2.4b
Engage in Ongoing Conversations to Identify Student Housing Needs
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TG 2.4c
Work Collaboratively with ISU and Student Apartment Managers to Gather Data About Off-Campus Housing
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Goal : TG2.5

Objective : Protect the Single-Family Nature of the Neighborhoods in UIN 2
Action
TG 2.5a
Promote the Non-Student Nature of These Affordable Neighborhoods
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TG 2.5b
Improve the Capacity of Neighborhoods to Deal with Planning and Quality of Life Issues
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Goal : CP1.1

Objective : Protect and Promote Historic Elements That Contribute to Normal’s Unique Identity
Action
CP 1.1a Enhance Historic and Cultural Preservation Efforts
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CP 1.1b
Continue to Promote Route 66 as a Historic and Cultural Corridor
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Goal : CP1.2

Objective : Build Upon Existing Community Assets to Develop a Stronger Identity
Action
CP 1.2a
Facilitate Creation of Unique Places
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Goal : CP1.3

Objective : Embrace and Celebrate Cultural Diversity
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CP 1.3a
Bring Life to Public Places with Events and Programming
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CP 1.3b
Ensure That the Visual Cues in Public Rights-of-Way Are Multicultural, Inclusive, and Welcoming
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Goal : CP1.4

Objective : Nurture Leaders and Volunteers to Preserve and Promote Identity
Action
CP1.4
Nurture Leaders and Volunteers to Preserve and Promote Identity
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Goal : CP2.1

Objective : Enhance Placemaking Efforts
Action
CP 2.1a
Encourage Compact Development Patterns with Mixed Land Uses
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CP 2.1b
Continue to Locate and Build Public Buildings in a Manner That Raises the Bar for Architectural Distinction and Placemaking
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CP 2.1c
Reimagine Public Spaces as Unique Places
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CP 2.1d
Capitalize on Parks as Models of Placemaking
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Goal : CP2.2

Objective : Showcase Normal as a Smart City Through Effective Use of Technology in Public Places
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CP2.2
Showcase Normal as a Smart City Through Effective Use of Technology in Public Places
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Goal : CP2.3

Objective : Promote Public Art in All Aspects of Urban Design
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CP2.3
Promote Public Art in All Aspects of Urban Design
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Goal : N1.1

Objective : Protect areas with unique historic or architectural qualities.
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N1.1a
The Legacy Report and the South Side Survey are important historic preservation resources for the Town.
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N1.1b
Create a database of historically significant structures. Tie this database to permitting and other applications to ensure the highest level of protection.
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Goal : N1.2

Objective : Preserve existing housing stock.
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N1.2
Preserve existing housing stock.
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Goal : N1.3

Objective : Maintain infrastructure in good condition.
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N1.3a
Updates to water distribution infrastructure to eliminate any potential lead concerns.
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N1.3b
Improvements to sewer infrastructure to increase efficiency and reduce basement back-ups
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N1.3c
Keeping sidewalks in good repair and free of obstacles.
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N1.3d
Protecting the brick streets that add to the charm and character of these areas.
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N1.3e
Coordinating with utility companies to move overhead utilities underground. While this move may be challenging, it will reduce interference with natural elements, enhance service predictability, improve aesthetics, and protect the mature tree canopy.
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Goal : N1.4

Objective : Make the Old Neighborhoods Normal’s most connected neighborhoods by 2040.
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N1.4a
Prioritize intersection safety for all modes of transportation, especially near schools, parks, and activity centers.
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N1.4b
Facilitate the addition of an Uptown grocery store to enhance access to fresh food.
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N1.4c
Given the high concentration of seniors in the Old Neighborhood 3, and given the proximity of this area to several routes, Town should add this area to the list of places to be further investigated by Connect Transit for route expansion in the future.
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N1.4d
Old Neighborhood 3 could benefit from additional access points to the Constitution Trail. Town staff should investigate obtaining Trail Easements and creating access along Broadway Terrace or Division Street. Proposed trail extensions along Sugar Creek wo
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N1.4e
To improve park access in Old Neighborhood 3, the Town could work with Advocate BroMenn to investigate the possibility of creating a park at the corner of West Virginia Ave and Prospect Ave, where BroMenn recently demolished an old structure.
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Goal : N1.5

Objective : Protect the mature tree canopy and other environmental assets.
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N1.5
Protect the mature tree canopy and other environmental assets.
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Goal : N1.6

Objective : Provide avenues to celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of these neighborhoods
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N1.6
Provide avenues to celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of these neighborhoods
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Goal : N2.1

Objective : Promote and support these neighborhoods as mixed-age and mixed-income neighborhoods.
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N2.1
Promote and support these neighborhoods as mixed-age and mixed-income neighborhoods.
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Goal : N2.2

Objective : Preserve the affordability and the diversity of housing for all residents, particularly for seniors.
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N2.2a
Review and revise regulations to ensure that development policies are senior-friendly. For example, permitting accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in certain neighborhoods, or allowing shared-housing programs that allow more than two unrelated individuals to
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N2.2b
Develop rehabilitation programs that allow residents to improve their homes, including making them more physically accessible
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N2.2c
Partner with Normal Township or other not-for-profit organizations to help seniors with minor home repairs and maintenance.
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N2.2d
Partner with Connect Transit, YWCA, or other not-for-profit organizations to increase door-to-door and door-through-door transportation services to access medical and other services. The availability of this service determines some seniors’ ability to liv
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Goal : N2.3

Objective : Enhance Safe Routes to School efforts.
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N2.3a
Partner with Unit 5 to increase the number of walkers and bikers to Oakdale, Fairview, Colene Hoose, and Sugar Creek Elementary schools, and Chiddix Middle school. Focus efforts on strategic infrastructure improvements to improve safety for pedestrians an
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N2.3b
Prioritize trail improvements that improve connections to schools and parks.
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Goal : N2.4

Objective : Make public places universally accessible.
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N2.4a
Audit Anderson Park,Fairview Park, Rosa Park Commons, Martin Luther King Park, and Underwood park for universal accessibility. Evaluate spaces and their suitability for both seniors and children. For example, passive spaces may be more appealing to senior
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Goal : N3.1

Objective : To the extent feasible, the Town should direct growth away from the Future Neighborhoods and more toward infill, redevelopment, and transit-oriented developments.
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N3.1
To the extent feasible, the Town should direct growth away from the Future Neighborhoods and more toward infill, redevelopment, and transit-oriented developments.
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Goal : N3.2

Objective : Promote housing-type diversity in the New Suburban and Future Neighborhoods.
Action
N3.2a
For development proposals that have not resulted in any physical improvements on the ground, beyond the platted subdivisions shown on paper, consider working with the owners to identify other innovative housing, design, and development solutions that help
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N3.2b
Encourage affordable housing developments in areas identified as Opportunity Zones.
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Goal : N3.3

Objective : Ensure that development regulations and incentives allow the Town to foster complete, connected, and compact neighborhoods in new developments.
Action
N3.3a
Fund Neighborhood-level area plans.
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Specific plans that cover multiple development projects in a focused area can allow cities to define appropriate types of construction before a developer commits to a particular site. This process gives certainty to developers when they reach the development review process, thus encouraging desired development. The Town should consider creating a master plan for the area on the northeast side of Hershey and Fort Jesse. Most of this area is vacant land, much of which is under annexation agreements that are set to expire soon. 

Action
N3.3b
Promote Traditional Neighborhood Design (TND) standards in new neighborhoods.
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N3.3c
Review the Town’s development regulations against adopted policies such as Complete Streets and national standards such as LEED ND that are geared towards mixed-use, multimodal, equitable, and environmentally sustainable developments. Make necessary revis
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N3.3d
Establish design standards that promote pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods.
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N3.3e
Town should heighten the coordination of development proposals in this area with Unit 5.
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N3.3f
Require all future developments to be more complete, connected, and compact, using the targets and metrics established in this chapter.
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Goal : C1.1

Objective : Increase density, intensity, and a mix of residential and non-residential land uses in the Centers (and along corridors). Utilize regulation and incentives to enable this type of development.
Action
C1.1a
Encourage higher densities in activity centers. Identify areas within or immediately adjacent to Centers that are zoned for low-density residential uses. Encourage rezoning those properties to higher densities.
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C1.1b
Enable mixed-use developments, both horizontal and vertical mixed uses. The Town currently encourages mixed-use developments in Uptown and along the Main Street corridor, as outlined in their respective area plans. The Town uses a form-based code overlay
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C1.1c
Identify and address transition area issues creatively. Transition areas are areas where commercial uses are located next to residential uses. The Town should consider using architectural, open space, design, and technological solutions to facilitate tran
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C1.1d
Reduce parking minimums in Centers with good access to transit, walking, and biking.
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Goal : C1.2

Objective : Improve multimodal access to the Centers.
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C1.2a
Revise the Town’s Design Standards to promote human-scale developments and enhance bicycle and pedestrian connectivity in all commercial developments. [See the Center Design Expectations call out box.]
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Goal : C1.3

Objective : Reinvigorate Neighborhood Centers.
Action
C1.3a
Aim to establish more than ten places in each Neighborhood Center. Such Centers, with at least one anchor, can continue to thrive as vibrant neighborhood destinations. [See the Project for Public Places initiative titled “The Power of 10+” for a more in d
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C1.3b
Create opportunities for local and independent retail to thrive. “Mom and pop” shops tend to have more stake in ensuring the success of these centers. [See Strategy EV 1.1 in the Economic Vitality Element for additional information on supporting small and
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C1.3c
Make improvements that prioritize pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders along with promoting pedestrian-scale developments in Neighborhood Centers. Such place-based improvements are incentives to help sustain existing and attract new commercial to t
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Goal : C1.4

Objective : Develop area plans for emerging and special centers.
Action
C1.4a RC3
Mitsubishi/Rivian Area
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C1.4b LC9
Fort Jesse/Hershey Area
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C1.4c LC5
One Normal Plaza/Route 66
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Goal : C1.5

Objective : Facilitate development in the evolving Centers to transition from the current auto-oriented development model to one that supports a complete, connected, and compact community.
Action
C1.5a. RC1
I55 & I74 Gateway Center
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C1.5b. RC6
Veterans Parkway Regional Commercial Center
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C1.5c. LC1
Fairview Park Area
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C1.5d. LC3
ISU Oriented Retail and Mixed-Use Center
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C1.5e. LC6
Industrial/Commercial Area along the Railroad
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C1.5f. LC11
Main and Raab (Gateway Area)
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Goal : CR1.1

Objective : Pursue opportunities to implement the recommendations of the Main Street Feasibility Study.
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CR1.1
Pursue opportunities to implement the recommendations of the Main Street Feasibility Study.
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Goal : CR1.2

Objective : Partner with IDOT, the City of Bloomington, and the McLean County Regional Planning Commission (MCRPC) to study the Veterans Parkway corridor.
Action
CR1.2
Partner with IDOT, the City of Bloomington, and the McLean County Regional Planning Commission (MCRPC) to study the Veterans Parkway corridor.
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Goal : CR1.3

Objective : Focus efforts on Transit Oriented Development
Action
CR1.3a
Partner with Connect Transit to establish transit-supportive residential densities.
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Table FC2 provides examples of such density guidelines from other major cities. Given the sizes of these cities and the types of transit available, these guidelines do not apply to a smaller community like Normal but serve as a model to be scaled to Bloomington-Normal. It is important to work with Connect Transit and MCRPC to establish transit-supportive residential densities for Bloomington-Normal. Ideally, such work should result in density and design guidelines for residential and commercial developments along high-frequency fixed transit routes, with different guidelines for a) 15-minute or better service areas and
b) 30-minute or better service areas.

Goal : CR1.4

Objective : Codify the Complete Streets policy adopted by the Council in 2017.
Action
CR1.4
Codify the Complete Streets policy adopted by the Council in 2017.
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Goal : CR1.5

Objective : Establish a multimodal Level of Service (LOS).
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CR1.5
Establish a multimodal Level of Service (LOS).
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Goal : CR2.1

Objective : Utilize art as a means to define cultural corridors.
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CR2.1a
Design infrastructure along cultural corridors in a manner that promotes their character and theme.
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CR2.1b
Partner with institutions, businesses, and others located along cultural corridors to promote placemaking.
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Goal : CR2.2

Objective : Ensure future development along cultural corridors is sensitive to the character and history of the corridors.
Action
CR2.2a
Consider partnering with the City of Bloomington to implement a neon sign design overlay zone along the Old Route 66 corridor.
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CR2.2b
Improve Normal’s Old Route 66 gateway at the intersection of Shelbourne Drive and Towanda Avenue.
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CR2.2c
Continue expanding Constitution Trail along proposed routes [See Map FC2] and connect it to the Route 66 Trail.
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CR2.2d
Encourage trail-oriented development along and near trails.
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Goal : CR3.1

Objective : Monitor, protect, and restore Town waterways and watersheds, and support broader regional watershed protection.
Action
CR3.1a
Maintain an active role in the Greenways Advisory Committee and the Watershed Management Oversight Committee, which monitor and coordinate watershed protection and restoration activities.
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CR3.1b
Continue to invest in stream restoration and bank stabilization projects along Sugar Creek as called for in the Town’s five-year Community Investment Plan (CIP).
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CR3.1c
Use a mix of regulations, incentives, and education programs to encourage best practices in the Conservation Zones, which include riparian buffers, floodplains, and other ecologically sensitive and valuable areas.
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CR3.1d
Evaluate opportunities to reduce the use of road salt, fertilizer, and other chemicals that enter local streams through stormwater runoff (or groundwater through infiltration).
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Goal : CR2.2

Objective : Identify opportunities for green infrastructure projects throughout Normal [See Map FC3 Natural Corridors].
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CR2.2a
Establish demonstration sites for green technologies and sustainable development.
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CR2.2b
Work closely with IDOT, railroads, BNWRD, and other entities with land in the public ROW to implement these recommendations where the Town does not have the ROW.
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CR2.2c
Prioritize such improvements—particularly with respect to the tree canopy—along high-priority bicycle and pedestrian routes.
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Goal : CR3.3

Objective : Enhance bicycle and pedestrian linkages by providing connections along Sugar Creek between multiple neighborhoods, maintaining a continuous path while minimizing roadway crossings.
Action
CR3.3
Enhance bicycle and pedestrian linkages by providing connections along Sugar Creek between multiple neighborhoods, maintaining a continuous path while minimizing roadway crossings.
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Goal : CR3.4

Objective : Strive to make a net positive impact on the natural environment through Normal’s parks.
Action
CR3.4a
Perform a baseline analysis of the environmental sustainability of the Town’s parks and recreation facilities. (Q)
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CR3.4b
Expand areas with native plantings, minimal mowing, and no/low chemical use, particularly along waterways. (Q)
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Last Updated:  08/29/2018
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CR3.4c
Protect (and where appropriate, create) wildlife and pollinator habitat areas and other sensitive environmental areas within park boundaries.
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CR3.4d
Consider seeking Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program certification for Ironwood Golf Course to guide development and maintenance practices. (Q)
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CR3.4e
Explore the possibility of on-site renewable energy generation in parks.
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Last Updated:  08/29/2018
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CR3.4f
Consider expanding the use of park land for food production.
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Last Updated:  08/29/2018
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Goal : CR3.5

Objective : Support regional trail projects that connect to the Town’s own natural corridors and the Constitution Trail.
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CR3.5
Support regional trail projects that connect to the Town’s own natural corridors and the Constitution Trail.
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Last Updated:  09/20/2018
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