The Winstanley Community Plan will be a public document containing specific proposals for future land uses, public improvements, and service changes for a given community. Based off engagement with local residents and community leaders, it provides policies and a long-range physical development guide for elected officials and citizens engaged in community development.
One of our top priorities for the Winstanley Community Plan is ensuring it will spur equitable investment and action in the community. In order to accomplish this, we are developing the plan so that it can be adopted as an official plan by the City of East St. Louis, meaning the recommendations will influence all future development in the area.
Community plans are used throughout the world for counties, cities, neighborhoods, and other geo-local specific areas.
The Winstanley team looks toward several examples as best practices, due to their strong community engagement and relevance of recommendations:
- Walnut Hills Reinvestment Plan (Cincinnati, Ohio)
- Gravois-Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Plan (St. Louis, Missouri)
- The Washington Park Plan (Chicago, Illinois)
- Hamtramck Master Plan (Hamtramck, Michigan)
To learn more about community and urban planning, the American Planning Association has a lot of additional information available online.