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City of Goshen to begin next phase of water service line inventory

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

On behalf of the City of Goshen Water Utility, the State of Indiana has contracted with Abonmarche Consultants to excavate potholes, small holes 1 to 2 feet in diameter, to uncover and verify the pipe material of water service lines at selected residences and commercial properties throughout the City.   The... more

Road Closure at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

  The City of Goshen Water and Sewer Department will be installing a sewer tap at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. The work will require excavation of the road, with a trench that will be approximately 14 feet in depth.  For the safety of the work crews and... more

City Offices closed for Memorial Day and trash operating on a slide schedule

Friday, May 24, 2024

All City Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. Additionally, all trash and recycling services will be delayed by one day next week due to the holiday. Normal service will resume on Monday, June 3. The schedule for the week of May 27 is below: Residents... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Works

Thursday, May 30, 2024, 4:00pm

To join the webinar please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88469251269

Park Board Meeting

Monday, June 3, 2024, 4:00pm

Public may join in person or virtually by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89736482570

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 7:45am

The regular meetings of the Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District Board will take place on the first Thursday of each month, excepting July, as set forth in the schedule below. The meetings will be held in the conference room located in Goshen City Hall at 202 South 5th Street, Goshen, Indiana. All meetings of the Goshen Downtown Economic Improvement District Board are open to the public with the exception of an executive session that may be held as authorized by Indiana Code §5-14-1.5-6.1. The Board may schedule meetings in addition to those listed above as necessary, subject to public notice requirements.

Growth Strategy

Goshen Growth Strategy—Growing with Purpose

The City of Goshen and the Goshen Growth Strategy Steering Committee would like to thank all of those who participated in the public engagement activities over the past several months. Below is a summary of the information collected and analyzed at this point. More details and information will be provided soon!

  • Community Listening Sessions - 4 sessions with 50 participants
  • Web-Based Survey – 936 completed surveys
  • 8 Focus Groups 8 – Environmental, Builder/Developers, College Students, Industrial, Council, Youth (Goshen High School), Latino/a/x, Small Business
  • Press Releases, Notices, and Newsletter Articles
  • First Fridays in August (Promoted Survey) and September (Promote Survey and collected 50 additional Postcards)

Some preliminary results of the survey are:

Survey key findings: 

  • Housing, transportation (traffic flow), and diversity of manufacturing seemed to be most top of mind
  • Diversity cuts both ways
  • When it comes to more “things to do,” restaurants (variety in particular) seemed to be of most interest
  • There’s a general appreciation for parks, nature, and, especially, trails
  • When growth was specifically mentioned, it was mostly in support of smart growth, infill, and density

Of those who responded that they were residents, they were asked “what is your top reason for choosing to live in Goshen?” they responded:

When asked which best describes how you think the City of Goshen's population has changed in the past 5 years? The responses were:

When the question “What do you like about Goshen NOW” was asked the responses were:

When the question “What do you not like about Goshen NOW” was asked the responses were:

When the question “What would you like to see in Goshen” was asked the responses were:

The purpose of the City of Goshen Growth Plan is to provide local officials, residents and developers with a tool to drive development in an orderly manner that is consistent with community goals and values. To accomplish this, we will:

  1. Access Goshen's current situation and potential opportunities related to growth and development through a review of existing conditions and a series of community engagement activities designed to determine general attitudes and perceptions about growth and development, but also, as needed, more targeted feedback to help guide specific strategies.
  2. Provide technical analysis that will quantify the land area required to support the continued growth and development of the city; identify priority areas for future growth and the land uses that are the best fit for these; and
  3. Recommend policies informed by the engagement activities and analysis which will promote the physical development of the community in a coordinated and consistent manner that improves the quality-of-life of Goshen residents.

Community Engagement

A diverse and inclusive planning process will result in a more widely accepted and authentically Goshen-centered plan. Various touch points with the community will be deployed throughout the entirety of the planning process to help inform, consult involve and/or collaborate with residents. A deliberate and concentrated effort to work with community stakeholders will help facilitate understanding, gather perspectives, and built trust in the process and plan. A community engagement process will include a series of outreach tools and methods with consideration made both in English- and Spanish- speaking stakeholders, including the following:

  • Community input sessions
  • Community survey
  • Press releases, notices and newsletter articles, so be sure to check social media and local news for updates!
  • Community photo submission

Read the summary in a PDF format: