The purpose of the Vision and Framework document prepared by Vandewalle & Associates, was to set a course for strategically directing future investments in the facilities to increase the tax base and economic/event activity in a manner that best reflects the region’s economic, social, environmental and equity priorities. The document represents the culmination of the second phase of a four-phase, multi-year effort to develop a strategic vision and market-driven, financially sustainable design and plan for the entire 164-acre Alliant Energy Center campus.
This report prepared by team led by Hunden Strategic Partners identifies the AEC’s current economic impact and potential improvements to AEC facilities and their associated costs and impacts. The report provided the Oversight Committee and community with several options to consider for making improvements to core AEC facilities as well as other improvements that could be added to the campus and surrounding area to create a more interesting and attractive destination for local residents as well as out of town visitors.
The AEC held an Open House for the community on June 18-19, 2018. You can view informational boards and the comments received from the event below.
Vandewalle & Associates hosted the Destination District Vision & Strategy Pubilc Event September 12, 2018. The meeting consisted of a presentation of ideas and opportunities that could shape a destination district, followed by keypad polling to measure the relative priority among the many ideas presented. Following the presentation regarding the Destination District Vision & Strategy, event attendees were provided with individual worksheets to complete then discuss amongst their table group, where they would vote on their top responses for each question. The top responses for each question were then presented to the full event group. You can view the presentation, keypad polling, and individual and small group discussion results below.