Community Action Plan

A joint City Council/Planning Commission meeting occurred on February 28 at 6:00 pm in the Wood County Courthouse Atrium.  Camiros presented the Final Draft Community Action Plan along with their recommendations for implementation.

CAP Final Draft


CAP Final Draft Appendices


CAP City Council/Planning Commission Presentation


CAP Task Force Presentation


Camiros has released a DRAFT Executive Summary of the CAP. This may be accessed by clicking on the link below. Comments may be sent to City Council members until February 27.



The 4th Community Meeting held on September 12, 2017 included the following poster boards.  Below is a link to all of the information displayed during the open house.

Good Neighbor Guide

The Good Neighbor Guide was an early action project identified during the second Community Meeting.  It is an informational guide that allows Bowling Green residents to understand the process to reporting and resolving common quality-of-life issues.

Good Neighbor Guide

Good Neighbor Guide – Poster Size


Court Street Connects Festival – April 22, 2017

The Court Street Connects Festival is another early action project that was identified.  The festival will feature a temporary bike lane along Court Street, from Main to Thurstin.  Music, food, and other fun activities for people of all ages will occur.

Check out the Festival program for a list of all of the events!  Visit the festival Facebook page to follow along the planning process.

Court Street Connects Video


What is the Community Action Plan (CAP)?

The Community Action Plan is the next step to the Improvement Plan adopted by the City in 2014.  The Improvement Plan identified 7 principles that can help bring improvement about in various areas of Bowling Green:

  1. Highly livable urban form that creates/preserves a community
  2. Positive, appealing first impressions
  3. Local flavor/character
  4. A strong business base
  5. A broad housing spectrum
  6. “Good neighbor” neighborhoods
  7. Easy access to health and fitness

The Community Action Plan will begin to implement these goals through community engagement, collaborative efforts between private and public entities, and much more.

CAP Goal

Proactive and reactive City-wide neighborhood improvements, which includes a comprehensive Zoning Code review.

Who is Camiros?

Camiros, Ltd. provides a full range of services in the areas of planning, zoning, urban design, economic development, and landscape architecture.  Founded in 1976 and located in Chicago, they have provided services to over 250 communities across the United States.  Their work is rooted in an understanding that every community is unique, and therefore requires a unique approach.  They strive to combine best practices and state-of-the-art techniques to address the specific needs, desires, and preferences of the clients and communities for whom we work.

Camiros has extensive college town experience – Notre Dame, Indiana State, UAB, Olivet Nazarene, Bradley, University of Chicago, University of Illinois, and Lawrence University.

Process for Success

  1. Issues and Opportunities – August/September 2016
  2. Vision – October 11 and 12 2016
  3. Goals, Objectives, and Strategies – December 2016/January 2017
  4. Neighborhood Plan – January-August 2017

Two key elements will be seen throughout – Creating Community Connections and Doing While Planning.  This will NOT be a binder on a bookshelf, but rather a blueprint for success that will begin being implemented during the process.

How can I get involved?

Stay tuned for the next Community Meeting announcement.

The CAP Facebook Page!