Racine, Wisconsin
Substantial positive change must occur within 5 years of plan completion.

Unless significant action is taken within the first year and substantial implementation progress is made within five years, a plan will not be implemented. After five years, it is reasonable to assume that:

  • The plan’s public constituency and advocacy groups will have fragmented or moved on to other issues.
  • The political structure that understood and adopted the plan will have changed.
  • Planning staff leadership responsible for developing the plan may have changed.

“ … Crandall Arambula performed
masterfully in crafting Lincoln’s first downtown master plan in 30 years. The Master Plan’s strategies have already borne fruit.”

Kent Morgan
Assistant Director of Planning,
City of Lincoln, Nebraska