Carbondale Downtown Master Plan

History of Downtown Carbondale Development

Access Notes from the Start of the 2010 to 2020 Current Downtown Master Plan with statement from then Mayor Don Monty and Chairman Jack Langowski.

View more of the History of Developing Downtown Carbondale, access the 1990 to 2000 Downtown Master Plan (PDF) along with recollections from former City Manager, Jeff Doherty and former downtown committee member, Gail White.

An Updated Downtown Master Plan for Carbondale

The Downtown Carbondale Master Plan (PDF), adopted on April 19, 2016, is the City's official guide for revitalizing Downtown Carbondale. The Master Plan, developed through extensive community outreach with the assistance of the Downtown Advisory Committee (DAC), presents a community vision for the future of Downtown over the next 10 years. It functions as a "road map," detailing a long-term vision and policy agenda for important issues such as:

  • Beautification
  • Circulation
  • Land Use and Development
  • Parking
  • Pedestrian Mobility

Ultimately, the Plan will seek to answer "What will our Downtown look like in 2030? and How do we get there?"

Downtown Design Charette

View our Downtown Design Charrette page to establish a more comprehensive set of architectural design guidelines that will ensure that the scale and character of future building improvements.


Access our town gallery over the years.