Small Town Design Initiative
In 2010, the DDA contracted with Michigan State University’s Small Town Design Initiative (STDI), through its School of Planning, Design, and Construction, to produce conceptual imagery about how Kochville Township can improve the appearance of its business district over time.
Full Kochville STDI Presentation – February 2011 (.pdf)
These images were developed from feedback obtained at several community design charrettes held throughout 2010. Although some of these images are, perhaps, “pie in the sky” – not truly feasible, given the current circumstances – the DDA has actually already begun work toward several of the illustrated themes from this design project.