Forest City Visioning Committee has been participating in a community visioning process sponsored by Iowa Living Roadways, Trees Forever, Iowa DOT and Iowa State University.  This community visioning program provides small communities with the planning and design resources needed to make meaningful transportation improvements to the local landscape. The end result includes project concept images, estimated project costs, implementation ideas, and funding suggestions.

The committee examined local conditions, conducted public surveys to gain knowledge about the local landscape and measure public opinion and suggestions.  The data was reviewed by the Visioning Committee and matched with community goals. Five projects were created. The Final report is available at this link

  1. J Street Cultural Cooridor
  2. Pammel Park Improvements
  3. Master Trail Plan – Connectivity Assessment Plan
  4. Baseball Fields
  5. Wayfinding Signs

Forest City Visioning Concept boards have been presented to the Community during the last month:
Rotary Meeting – August 7
City Council Meeting – August 6
Parks and Recreation Board Meeting – September 10
Forest City High School Football Game – September 21
Sally’s Restaurant – September 24
Forest City Farmers Market – September 27

Forest City Visioning Committee:
Norma Hertzer, Grow Forest City, 641-585-1160,
Patty Reisinger, Trees Forever Field Coordinator, 319-373-0650,
Barb Smith
Linsey Current
Kathy Rollefson
Beth Bilyeu
Darwin Lehmann
Robert Schwartz
Steve Peterson
Pat Lovik
Dr. Bob Alsop
Dr. Missy Reynolds
Kristi Feldman
Sammy Smith
Aaron Korth
Mike O’Rourke
Chad Reece

Next steps:  1. Projects phased   2. City Council Approval and implementation
























































Final Report