Rebuilding West Liberty Strategic Report
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We have been working on recovery and rebuilding West Liberty from ground zero since the EF3 tornado hit our community on March 2, 2012. ...
We have been working on recovery and rebuilding West Liberty from ground zero since the EF3 tornado hit our community on March 2, 2012.
The strategic plan includes suggestions and strategies: (1) Create an eco-tourism destination location that leverages our people, the beautiful natural resources like Cave Run Lake, Red River Gorge, Natural Bridge State Park, the Licking River that bless our region; (2) Encouraging mixed-use development downtown will provide 24/7 activity in West Liberty’s central district; (3) Developing a free Wi-Fi hub throughout downtown West Liberty; (4) Capitalize upon the area’s natural scenic location to develop a green walking and biking corridor (5) Construct a geothermal loop throughout the central blocks of the downtown area to lower energy costs for downtown businesses; (6) Explore opportunities to develop natural gas vehicle and electricity micro-grid opportunities in West Liberty to leverage investment by the city of West Liberty gas distribution company; (7) Utilize state-of-the-art technology to capitalize on an already strong ambulance service and streamline processes to strengthen this service to the community; (8) Increase Primary and Specialty Health Providers in Eastern Kentucky; (9) Establishing a dynamic initiative of first-class business mentoring, technical assistance and innovation-immersion grant programs that will help rebuild area businesses and create new innovation-based and high tech enterprises; (10) Construct new family residences to replace those that were destroyed or severely damaged by using the ultra-low energy principles of passive housing, a process that is quickly becoming the gold standard of energy efficient residential building; (11) Developing Clean Energy, Sorghum & Energy Park; (12) Establish a World Class Data Recovery Center; and (13) Developing a twenty-first Century Model for Rural Health Care.
Judge Conley was a participant in the Residential Energy Efficiency Working Group at the June 13-14 Clinton Global Initiative America conference.
The report was developed by Midwest Clean Energy Enterprise LLC (www.mceenterprise.com), Bobby Clark Program Manager and co-founder of MCEE
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