Galesburg Comprehensive Plan

As a prominent stop for both goods and passengers along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) rail line for nearly 100 years, the City of Galesburg has prided itself on its industrious and historically strong economy. However, in recent years, Galesburg has experienced decline in both industry and population. To help revitalize the community, a long-range Comprehensive Plan was developed for the maintenance and enhancement of the City’s existing areas, as well as to guide improvement, development, and redevelopment within key areas of the City. Houseal Lavigne was hired by the City to lead the planning process which targeted downtown revitalization, strategic economic development initiatives, fully leveraging the City’s many environmental resources, improving connectivity between the neighborhoods, and creating a wider range of residential options, including affordable housing.