The West Downtown Small Area Plan is an effort of the Scottsville community to develop a vision and action plan for this historic neighborhood and the nearby blighted factory. This effort will focus attention on our community goals. The planning process and subsequent plan will help residents and businesses make a healthier, safer, and more livable neighborhood.


Where we stand

Part I: Community Outreach

Your voice matters. Our partner, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, will convene our community and help us craft a vision. Here is the feedback we’ve heard already and ways that you can be involved.

Part II: Flood Risk Assessment

With Scottsville’s history of severe flooding, planning for flood safety is job number one. Our engineering partner, Timmons Group, will assess flood risk and the factory levee system. They will make recommendations on assuring that any redevelopment is flood safe.

Part III: Financial Analysis

Taking what we learn about flood safety, and using your input about what Scottsville needs, we have to figure out what makes financial sense. Waukeshaw Development will analyze the finances of downtown redevelopment, especially around historic tax credits. They will also recommend an action plan to make our vision a reality.


Phase I


Phase II


Phase III