Seventh Street business district redevelopment plan for the city of Rockford, Illinois

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Coble, Kathleen C.
Parker, Francis H. (Francis Haywood), 1938-
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Department of Urban Planning
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The largest focus of redevelopment in Rockford, Illinois is downtown, which it should be. However, without the successful redevelopment of surrounding business districts, the neighborhoods surrounding downtown cannot redevelop, ultimately hindering the successful redevelopment of downtown itself. Probably the most important of these districts to the overall health of the City and downtown Rockford is the 7th Street Business District. The 7th Street Business District is adjacent to downtown and one of the largest business districts in the City. This project is the creation of a business district plan for the 7th Street business district in Rockford, Illinois. It is intended to be a real world exercise and the end result will be a usable plan. This creative project will look at programs and documents such as Main Street USA, Smart Growth, neighborhood plans and local resources to create a unique neighborhood planning process that will work best for the business district.