Stellar Community

The following statement was issued August 14th by the office of Lt. Governor Ellspermann:

Indianapolis – Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann announced today that the City of Huntingburg in Dubois County and the City of Wabash in Wabash County have been named Indiana’s 2014 Stellar Communities Designees. These communities were selected from a group of six finalist communities.

Established in 2011, the Stellar Communities program is a collaboration between the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to support community planning and development initiatives. The program pools funding sources for a variety of projects identified by the communities as key elements in their comprehensive strategic development plans.

The proposal from Wabash plans to connect destinations in the city by enhancing streetscapes, making gateway corridor improvements and extending pedestrian and bicycle connectivity. The city plans to invest in neighborhoods through residential improvements and the expansion of downtown housing opportunities. The total cost estimate for their strategic investment plan is $28.3 million with a funding gap of $12.7 million.

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Mayor Bob Vanlandingham's speech on accepting the Stellar Community Award
2014 Stellar Community Video

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