Hired in 1990, SAA remains actively engaged with the City of Beloit and its private sector partner, Beloit 2020 Development Corporation in the renaissance of Beloit’s Rock River corridor. Together, this partnership has opened the community’s riverfront to public access and use and achieved an economic revitalization of the adjoining city center neighborhoods and downtown. Public access projects have included a community festival site, adventure playground, bike path system, upgraded boat launch and canoe access. Redevelopment initiatives have included bridge replacements, streetscapes, adaptive reuse of former industrial buildings for new businesses, storefront renovations in the downtown, Beloit college expansion and the renovation of the community’s only high school on the river. Employment, new businesses and the number of residents have all grown. Funding for the riverfront redevelopment has included city, TIF, foundation, state and federal dollars leveraged by Beloit 2020’s funding of key strategic planning initiatives for the past 20 years.