Public Meeting to Showcase Visioning Concept for Elk Horn and Kimballton


August 3rd, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Elk Horn, IA (August 1, 2011) – On Monday, August 15, at 6:00 p.m. residents of Elk Horn and Kimballton will have the opportunity to view the final conceptual landscape plan for the communities during a public presentation at The Danish Immigrant Museum, 2212 Washington Street, Elk Horn (712-764-7001). 

Landscape architect, Josh Shield, of Howard R. Green Company, and Youngjae Ahn, Steven Seefield and Danny Pritchard, student interns from Iowa State University, will give a formal presentation at 6:00 p.m. Following the presentation the design team, Trees Forever field coordinator, Barb Grabner-Kerns, and members of the Elk Horn/Kimballton visioning committee will be available to explain the plan and answer any questions. 

Some of the areas that have been addressed in these plans include entryway, corridor and way-finding signage and landscaping, downtown sidewalk improvements and traffic calming measures at select intersections. 

Residents who want more information or who are interested in participating in the visioning process should contact Jerry Schrader at 712-764-4842 or Barb Grabner-Kerns, Trees Forever Field Coordinator, at 515-576-3436.  The next steps of the visioning committee include presentation of cost estimates, and planning for implementation of projects from the conceptual design plan. 

The Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation in partnership with Iowa State University Extension Landscape Architecture and Trees Forever.