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Technical Project Systems, LLC invites thePlankinton Community Development Companyto participate in aPUBLIC DISCUSSIONof aPlankinton Economic Enhancement Plan November 17, 2004Plankinton, South Dakota: 

Technical Project Systems, LLC invites the Plankinton Community Development Company to participate in a PUBLIC DISCUSSION of a Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan November 17, 2004 Plankinton, South Dakota

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The Corn Palace in Mitchell is a well-known and successful example of how imagery is used for municipal marketing.

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The Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan proposes learning from Mitchell’s example in establishing this historic railroad image.

Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan : 

Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan Discussion Overview Why is the Enhancement Plan Needed? What are the Proposals of the Plan? How would the Project Plan Proceed?

Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan : 

Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan Why is the Enhancement Plan Needed?

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Taxable revenue has dropped, and concurrently many buildings in the Business District are unoccupied or have been demolished.

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Aurora County population has dropped precipitously in the last 40 years. Plankinton serves as the seat of county government.

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Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan Plankinton School Average Class Size 1980 – Average class size 25 to 30 students Today – Average class size 15.1 students

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The Enhancement Plan targets the growing, state-supported tourist industry to invigorate and diversify Plankinton’s economy.

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Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan What are the Proposals of the Plan?

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Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan An Important and Exciting Project for the Entire Community Plankinton Preservation Society, Inc. Plankinton Community Development Company City of Plankinton Groups and businesses like Aurora County Historical Society, VFW, and Technical Project Systems, LLC A new park planning advisory committee Varied opportunities for volunteers and train enthusiasts

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The Plankinton Economic Plan places a historical tourist attraction immediately adjacent to the Plankinton Business District.

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Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan Benefits of Economic Enhancement Plan Integrated design for maximum effect: Main Street proximity, Hotel, caboose, track, sunlight, views Potential development as a historical rail museum, hunting info center, rest stop, business center Self-marketing design in zero budget environment of advertising and operating funding Local business opportunities throughout project

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Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan Sweep Hotel Project Task Ranking Site preparation and foundation – Summer 2005 Move, roof, and visitor park plan – Summer 2005 Exterior, caboose, and park layout – Summer 2006 Interior renovation of right (museum) side of Hotel and utility systems Interior renovation of left (residence) side of Hotel and utility systems

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East view from the railroad site. Easy-to-locate tract is an ideal spot for a visitor park with an improved veterans memorial.

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A well-located visitor park will be a tremendous community asset lying directly between the new school and downtown.

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Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan How would the Project Plan Proceed?

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Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan Plankinton Preservation Society Role Endorse participation in the community project and work with the Development Company and City of Plankinton in presenting the proposal to the State Work with Development Company to plan details of site acquisition and matching grant contribution Hold regular community reviews to solicit input and demonstrate federal grant money is being invested in the best interests of the Plankinton community

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Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan Funding the Acquisition of Site Rights $50,000 investment to remove grain bins and release lease – based upon recent similar sale of facilities Funding plan presented to Development Company with pledges conditional on federal tax deductibility and state approvals for the project plan Development Company establish parallel 501c(3) charitable corporation to accept deductible donations Work with Preservation Society to make $40,000 (or more) of investment apply to required $90,000 grant match

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Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan Proposed Site Acquisition Funding

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Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan Plankinton Development Company Role Endorse participation in the community project Determine what post-lease acquisition process would be involved with the state railroad office Enter into agreement with grain company contingent upon state approvals for the project Determine steps of the lease or land transfer process with the Preservation Society and City

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Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan City Planning Benefits of Economic Plan Site cleanup and filling Main Street void Portray a positive and memorable image of Plankinton to frequent or random visitors Honor heritage as a railroad town and serve as a source of community pride Tie-in to Main Street project - 2006 celebration Visitor park with ice skating rink possibilities

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Angled parking spaces are designed for easy visitor access and serve to direct automobile traffic further down Main Street.

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A wider design width for the new Main Street between Commerce and Pennington is important for angled parking and visitor access.

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Relocation of the transformer stand and easement improvements are proposed in the creation of a a quality tourist attraction.

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The cement slabs remaining from the removed grain sheds can be incorporated into a new Memorial Park and recreation area.

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Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan City of Plankinton Role Endorse participation in the community project Manage pass through of grant monies to project Engage in the project planning process to design and prepare the site easement and boundaries (street project, power poles, utilities, Commerce Street) suitable for a quality tourist attraction Appoint citizens to a park planning advisory committee for locating grants and designing park

Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan : 

Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan Discussion Overview Why is the Enhancement Plan Needed? What are the Proposals of the Plan? How would the Project Plan Proceed?

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Plankinton Economic Enhancement Plan Governor Mike Rounds From 2010 Initiative Address at Mount Rushmore National Memorial October 15, 2003 Our small towns must choose to exist… The state won’t dictate to our small towns how to ensure prosperity, but we’ll give support and backing to their ideas, and help to make their communities viable into the future.

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