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SMSC Land-Use Plan Decision-Making Process Case Study

This comprehensive, process-driven case study of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Master Plan delves into the process, development, design and implementation of this holistic Community plan. Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community representative, Andrew Vig and WORTHGROUP Principal/Architect, James Dee Rendon will illustrate the collaborative process of the design effort from the early stages through the unanimous Community approval.

The masterplan organizes 4,000 acres of Tribal land for current and future uses, incorporating strategies for residential, enterprise, government, cultural and Community growth while establishing concepts that strengthen the connectivity of the Community’s growing neighborhoods. The Cultural Center is the first project to stem from the master planning effort and will break ground this spring. It is an organic structure that is shaped, organized and developed to represent the spirit of the SMSC Community and provide a place for the entire Community to gather, celebrate, dance, drum, sing, craft, tell their story, learn and socialize.