Smart Growth America visited Kimberly, Idaho earlier this week to help the city implement a cool planning program. Channel KMTV from Twin Falls covered the event:
The city of Kimberly is just one of 15 small towns from across the country to receive a special grant that will help make some much needed improvements.
Recently, Kimberly became the recipient of a Smart Growth America Technical Assistance Grant that is completely funded by the E.P.A.
And tonight representatives from Smart Growth America grant were at the rock creek fire station to help provide residents with tools and strategies for managing the future growth in Kimberly.
And its not only future growth, the grant sets out to preserve the character of the small town while enhancing economic competitiveness and quality of life.
“Were looking at all different kinds of things,” said City Administrator Polly Hulsey. “How we can better utilize out downtown area, planning for smart growth as far as our different mixed planning and zoning uses. Pedestrian walking friendly, all sorts of things. And then we will take those into the planning stages and hopefully be able to utilize those for future plans.”
Watch the video: Planning For The Future In Kimberly [KMVT, March 12, 2012]