The Arise Plan
ARISE is a bold vision for downtown Janesville’s long-term future, solidly grounded in community engagement and focused on feasible action steps. The ARISE plan is intended to position downtown Janesville as a vibrant neighborhood where commerce, culture, entertainment, and history intersect.
- Make the downtown the heart of the community and a fun, vibrant and healthy place to live, work and visit for a wide spectrum of the community
- Preserve the historical character and authenticity of the downtown
- Celebrate the Rock River as Janesville’s greatest asset
- Facilitate new investment and redevelopment with a market driven and action oriented strategy
ARISE Now is a private-public partnership formed in 2016 that strengthens the implementation of the City’s ARISE plan as well as supports other key activities and organizations working to transform downtown Janesville.
ARISE Now Partners:
- City of Janesville
- Forward Janesville, Inc.
- Downtown Janesville, Inc
- Janesville Performing Arts Center
- Rock County Historical Society
- Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Downtown Janesville BID
ARISE Now Goals:
- Placemaking: Start with the Town Square
- Activating public places: More than just about the buildings
- Connecting areas and people: Ensure walkability and connectivity
- Exploring other opportunities: Be an agent for change