Stage 1. Initial Planning.
The first year of the program consists of project planning, property acquisition, procurement, grant and contract approvals by all three state agencies, as well as starting project design.
Stage 2. Transitional: Planning to Implementation.
The second year of ISCP entails executing design and environmental assessments. This involves communities shifting from planning into implementation of projects in the target areas.
Stage 3. Implementation and Continuum of Support.
The third year and final stage of the program consists of full implementation and construction of improvement projects in target areas.
Delphi's Planning & Implementation
Once a community is awarded the Stellar designation, it enters into the next phase of the process. This phase consists of three stages from initial planning toward implementation in a three-year time frame. Delphi concluded both Stage 1. Initial Planning and Stage 2. Transitional Stage. Delphi at present is in the third year and final stage, Stage 3. Implementation and Continuum of Support. This final stage of the program consists of full implementation and construction of improvement projects in target areas.
A few of Delphi’s initial projects were omitted from the Stellar implementation phase. These projects include:
While both the city and the state teams deem these projects as important, they were not able to pair them with eligible federal and state funding programs and sources. In addition, a few of these improvements, such as the utility improvements are not visual. One of the critical objectives of the program is to make visual transformative improvements. The Delphi Stellar Team is currently working towards other eligible funding sources to complete these projects.
As of June 2016, Delphi has nearly completed the implementation of its strategic community investment plan. For instance,
Photos of downtown facade improvements. Source: Sagamore Institute for Policy Research; Photo of Delphi Opera House interior courtesy of Delphi Opera House.
Beyond these improvements, Delphi is in the process of completing investments in its residential neighborhoods.
Streetscape and gateway improvements are underway.
Source: Photo - Sagamore Institute for Policy Research , 2015. Rendering - Stellar Communities Status Report City of Delphi – January 19, 2015.
Parking and utility improvements are underway.
Source: HWC Engineering (2015). Stellar Communities Status Report City of Delphi – January 19, 2015.
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