Planning Commission Quarterly Numbers

The first quarter (January, February, and March) of many recent years tend to represent a slower period of development within the calendar year. Comparatively, it typically ranks last among the other three quarters.  However, for the year 2022, development and construction numbers were at an all-time high, outranking 2021’s first quarter by 20%.  The numbers even surpassed…

What’s the Deal with the New Infrastructure Bill?

On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (Public Law 117-58, also known as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law”) into law. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is the largest long-term investment in our infrastructure and economy in our Nation’s history. The law authorizes $1.2 trillion for transportation and infrastructure spending with…

Setting the Path for Future Greenways and Trails: A master plan update

The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is in the process of updating the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. This Plan will outline the importance of active transportation – the economic value; the improved health benefits, both mentally and physically; and enhanced accessibility and connectivity for the greater population. This Plan will include priority projects and recommendations…

Local Transportation Updates

City of Bowling Green Phase II of the Downtown Improvements Project construction which began in July was completed in December. This project continued streetscape improvements on College and State Streets from Spring Alley to 6th Avenue, including portions of 8th Avenue and Main Avenue (east and west of the downtown square).   Design was completed…

Planning Commission 2021 Year-End Review – We’re Growing (even more)!

While much of the community’s focus was on storm relief efforts from the devastating tornado in December of 2021, Warren County growth remains strong.  Market Demand for single family lots have remained steady among the last several quarters.  Newly completed residential streets allowed for a high applicant volume of single family home permits.  Overall, permits…