In 2011 the Southeast Greenway Campaign was selected to participate in one of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) community assistance programs. This program, called a Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT), is intended to help communities develop a vision and framework for a sustainable future. The AIA brought a national team of consultants to Santa Rosa in June 2011 and over 300 people participated in town hall meetings and round table discussions.
The AIA team’s final report, Imagine a Greenway to Spring Lake and Beyond, reflects their expertise and the community’s input. The key recommendation of the plan is that the Greenway be used as a corridor for non-motorized transportation consisting of bicycle and pedestrian pathways. Community gardens, orchards, and a neighborhood park round out the plan. Think of this as a “concept plan” that presents a vision for the property.
Imagine a Greenway to Spring Lake and Beyond Report