In 2015, Stuart was one of ten communities chosen to participate in the Iowa Living Roadways Community Visioning grant program. This is a partnership between Trees Forever, Iowa State University, the Iowa DOT, and private landscape architects from Bolton and Menk. The types of projects of focus are:
–Transportation corridor enhancements
–Roadside park development
–Trail and sidewalk system planning
The program is a multi-stage process that is citizen led with opportunities for community members to give their input.