The groundbreaking for the next phase of Indiana’s Streetscape improvements took place Tuesday afternoon at one o’clock on North 7th Street. Downtown Indiana played host to the event, which marked the start of Phase B2 of the four-part project.
Phase B2 involves the refurbishment of North 7th from Philadelphia Street to Water Street, including the repairs to the wall along Water Street and the replacement of the historic Vinegar Hill steps. Starting on Thursday, work will begin on the steps, and that will shut down the westbound lane of Water Street for the duration of the project, which will last well into autumn.
Downtown Indiana also has announced that the Elm Street Design Committee is now accepting applications for the 2013 Façade Improvement Grant Program. The matching grants funds are available to homeowners in the designated Elm Street Neighborhood in the Second Ward, which is bounded by Church Street on the north, Carter and Grandview avenues on the south, 4th Street on the east, and South 7th on the west. The funds are to be used for the front façades of homes and do not include sidewalks or the roof.
Questions on the Elm Street Project may be directed to Victoria Rosenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 463-6110.