City of Indianola Wins Planning Award for Urban Design

The City of Indianola’s Square Streetscape Master Plan was recognized with the Planning Award for Urban Design by the American Planning Association – Iowa Chapter Thursday morning. This award honors efforts to create a sense of place, whether a street, public space, neighborhood, or campus effort. Criteria include originality and innovation, compatibility, effectiveness and results, and public engagement.

Full STEAM Ahead

Studies show that STEAM-related topics need to be introduced to children at the elementary level. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) is the academic campaign that focuses on introducing curriculum based on these topics to early childhood learners through high school.

Working Together to Achieve a Common Goal: The CSAH 61/TH 41 Improvements Project

The City of Chaska’s vision is to revitalize their downtown as the hub for community destinations and gathering places that reflect and celebrate its historic character, traditional small-town atmosphere, and core values. Two major highways traverse downtown Chaska, State Highway 41 (Chestnut Street) and County Highway 61 (Chaska Boulevard). Both are four-lane roadways and have a primary focus on moving regional traffic efficiently.