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The City of Hercules, facing critical financial and growth challenges, chartered an innovative urban-design-based land use planning effort at the turn of the millenium.

CHP Study AreaThe resulting Plan for Central Hercules provides a vision (PDF) and the regulatory path to create a much-needed, pedestrian-friendly, commercial Town Center.

The open, inclusive planning effort changed the public conversation about growth, helped build community, and is delivering tangible financial benefits.

The Hercules District Plan Initiative was a significant effort and accomplishment for a small California city.




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