The Vermillion Street Corridor plays a major role in the everyday activity of the City of Hastings, as it serves a dual role, as a major commercial district and major transportation corridor. This corridor is unique in that its length has led to the development of varying characteristics throughout, from mixed-use downtown to historic residential to older strip development. Its visibility and access presents many opportunities and challenges for those that choose to locate along the corridor.
A redevelopment plan for the Vermillion Street Corridor will provide a clear and consistent message about the vision and economic development strategy of the City of Hastings. Additionally, the redevelopment plan will seek to improve the economic vitality and market position of the corridor by developing a long-term vision based on a unified approach to improve business viability, visual image, transportation and pedestrian safety.