The Draft Lake Center District Corridor and Placemaking Study provides a blueprint for how the Lake Center District might achieve its full potential as a community and destination within the City of Portage. The implementation phasing plan in the study outlines near-term opportunities and long-term capital planning for infrastructure projects. It also distinguishes between the implementation of placemaking or programming activities, and infrastructure improvements which are contingent on future decisions, approvals, design development, and funding commitments.
One-Year Action Plan - Comprises planned and budgeted activities for FY21-22 and low-hanging fruit opportunities to immediately activate and improve specific areas of the Lake Center District corridor.
Mid-Term Implementation (2-5 years) - Reflects projects and programming that can be planned, designed and implemented across a 2-5 year timeline. These may include placemaking and policy initiatives, and initial planning for infrastructure improvements.
Long-Term Implementation (5-10 years) - Reflects projects and design development that can be planned, engineered and implemented across a 5-10 year timeline. Planning and design development for these projects can occur in earlier years but coordination, funding sources and prioritization may necessitate longer implementation timelines.
Future Moves - Comprises ideas broached in this study that represent significant investments that will require standalone engineering analysis and cost estimate studies with funding commitments to reflect. These represent projects that may be 20 years in the making, but that are included in the vision for the future of the Lake Center District.