Greater Decatur Initiative

Greater Decatur is a group of citizens formed in 2012 under the direction of Mayor John Schultz to assist in establishing long-term priorities for the community. After reviewing the City’s comprehensive plan and the park plan, studying other regional initiatives, and hearing from other successful communities, we have established the following to provide guidance:

Vision:A family oriented community full of opportunity and pride – a place to call home.
Mission: Attract, retain, and engage citizens through enhanced quality of life and economic prosperity.

Focus Areas

  • Redevelopment and Revitalization
  • Personal and Business Development and Support
  • Recreational Opportunities and Social Connectivity
  • Community Marketing

Committee Members

Mayor Ken Meyer, Tim Baker, Kyle Bischoff, Cameron Collier, Larry Isch, Greg Kitson, Deidre Miller, Ryan Noblitt, Melissa Norby, Anne Razo, Clint Tumbleson

Community Project List

Phase

Project Description

Total Cost

Notes

1

Nature Preserve Project

$ 300,000

Potential DNR Grant

1

Monroe St. Bridge / Downtown Gateway

$ 600,000

 

1

Monroe St. Streetscape

$ 1,000,000

 

1

Art Center

$ 200,000

 

1

Business Accelerator / Co-working Space

$ 200,000

 

1

2nd St. Streetscape

$ 2,100,000

 

2

Downtown Message Board (LED Screen)

$ -

Included in Streetscapes

3

Downtown Information Kiosk

$ -

Included in Streetscapes

1

Pocket Park Completion

$ -

Included in Streetscapes

1

Downtown Sound System

$ -

Included in Streetscapes

1

Downtown Facades

$ 500,000

Partnership w/ Property Owners

1

Marketing Campaign

$ 50,000

 

1

Shaffer Building Acquisition and Removal

$ 500,000

Potential OCRA grant w/o Stellar

1

1st St Property Acquisition and Removal

$ 200,000

TBD for Riverfront Development

1

Old 27 Route Signage

$ 50,000

 

1

Pennsy Depot

$ 80,000

Separate Ask Initiative

1

SHARP Housing

$ 575,000

Partnership w/ Property Owners

2

Hanna-Nutman Ball Diamonds

$ 2,300,000

 

2

1st and Jefferson St. Riverside Park

$ 800,000

 

2

Rivergreenway (5 points through 1st)

$ 150,000

 

2

5 Points Enhancement / Downtown Gateway

$ 2,500,000

Potential INDOT funding

3

Adams St Streetscape

$ 2,500,000

Potential OCRA funding

3

North Gateway

?

 

3

South Gateway

?

 

3

Splash Pad

$ 200,000

 

3

Freight Depot

$ 100,000

 

 

 

$ 14,905,000

 

Contacts

Community Coordinator
Melissa Norby
260-724-7171

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