Through a collaborative effort between the City, stakeholders and community members, the following key issues will be addressed:
- Hydrologic conditions for the Kinnickinnic River, Lake George, and Lake Louise.
- Ecological values and best practices for resource protection and management.
- Floodplain preservation/restoration and flood control.
- Economic development opportunities.
- Recreational opportunities.
- Land use planning adjacent to the river.
- Implementation strategies.
- Conduct an inclusive, collaborative and meaningful community engagement process that seeks to build consensus and reflects community values and desires for the future vision of the river corridor.
- Develop a full understanding of existing knowledge of the ecological health of the Kinnickinnic River and its recreational uses and opportunities.
- Assess the hydrologic and geomorphic issues related to the future management of the river with the City’s hydroelectric project facilities.
- Determine ecological and land use features of the river corridor in relationship to future management of the river and the future of the City’s hydroelectric facilities.
- Advise the City and stakeholders through objective studies and comprehensive analysis regarding the future hydro-electric generation at one or both City’s facilities.
- Identify preferred plans for the future river corridor, adjacent land uses, resource management strategies, recreation planning and programming, and economic development opportunities within the study area.
- Establish a vision for the corridor that represents the aspirations of the community for future land use, economic development, recreation and tourism.
- Define strategies to manage the City’s relationship with the Kinnickinnic River and for improving the river ecosystem.
- Develop a framework for reviewing and approving development/re-development proposals and public projects in alignment with the Corridor Plan.
- Prioritize projects that will enhance the character of the community, minimize hazards and preserve critical environmental resources.
- Evaluate community sentiment for hydro-electirc relicensing within the context of the future vision of the Kinnickinnic River Corridor.