Strategic Investment Area (SIA) Plan Implementation



Project Name: Strategic Investment Area Plan Implementation

Department: Community Solutions

Start Date: 7/01/2023

End Date: 6/30/2025


This funding is intended to facilitate completion of projects outlined in the Strategic Investment Area Plan (SIA) completed in December 2013. Examples of capital projects in the plan include 2nd Street improved intersections and streetscape, Pollocks Branch/greenway trail bridge, improved connectivity and walkability, and improvement to the Monticello Avenue bike/pedestrian streetscape. For more information on this project please visit the SIA webpage on the City's site.


Chapter 4 : Land Use, Urban Form, and Historic & Cultural Preservation

Goal 4. Small Area Plan Development and Implementation

Utilize Small Area Plans to guide growth and development in more detail and establish design guidelines within areas likely to be developed or redeveloped.

Chapter 6 : Transportation

Goal 1. Complete Streets

Create and maintain a connected network of safe, convenient, and pleasant

accommodations for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders, including people of all ages and abilities.

Goal 2. Coordination with Land Use & Community Design

Improve quality of life and promote active living by reducing automobile use and congestion and supporting multimodal options for safe

and convenient travel in conjunction with implementation of the Future Land Use Vision

Chapter 9 : Community Facilities and Services

Goal 15. Parks and Recreation (Trails and Connectivity)

Connect the park system to the community through the development of context- and environmentally sensitive trails and through the effective and appropriate design of park and recreation facilities.

Chapter 10 : Community Engagement and Collaboration

Goal 2. Inclusive Processes

Seek out and facilitate the involvement of those potentially affected by or interested in a process or decision.


Objectives: To facilitate completion of projects outlined in the Strategic Investment Area Plan.

Status: The implementation of this Small Area Plan is an ongoing project. There are various connectivity, walkability and accessibility improvements that have been completed and some are still in progress. Construction of Belmont Bridge, planning of East High streetscape, Elliot Avenue streetscape and Pollocks Branch pedestrian bridge projects are continuing. Redevelopment of Friendship Court and public housing sites are ongoing.

Cost Estimate

Operating Impacts

Operating impacts to be determined in the future.