Nashua Community Foundation

The city of Nashua is one of 10 communities selected to participate in the 2015 Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program The program, which selects communities through a competitive application process, provides professional planning and design assistance along transportation corridors to small Iowa communities (populations of fewer than 10,000)

Goals for the Visioning Program include:

• Developing a conceptual plan and implementation strategies with local communities
• Enhancing the natural, cultural and visual resources of communities
• Assisting local communities in using external funds as leverage for transportation corridor enhancement

Each visioning community works through a planning process consisting of four phases of concept development:

  1. Program initiation
  2. Needs assessment and goal setting
  3. Development of a concept plan
  4. Implementation and sustained action

Each visioning community is represented by a steering committee of local residents and stakeholders who take part in a series of meetings that are facilitated by eld coordinators from Trees Forever Iowa State University Landscape Architecture Extension recruits and trains design interns, coordinates with private sector landscape architects, and supports the research components of Community Visioning The program is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Transportation

Program Overview Community Goals

The Nashua visioning committee identi ed a number of goals and priority areas during the visioning process.

1 Park Improvements
2 Regional Trails Connections to Local Destinations and Nearby Communities
3 Main Street Improvements
4 Signage and Landscaping
5 Improved Pedestrian Connections