Winamac Residents Share Downtown Revitalization Ideas, During Input Session

Kathy La Plante with the National Main Street Center presents information during Thursday’s public input session in Winamac

“Boring,” “empty,” and “old” were three of the words that frequently came to mind when people were asked to think about Downtown Winamac. National Main Street Center Senior Program Officer and Director of Coordinating Program Services Kathy La Plante shared the results of an online survey the center recently conducted, during a public input session Thursday night.

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Culver Second Century Gets Town Council’s Support in Effort to Receive Main Street Designation

culverThe Town of Culver is moving ahead with its efforts to be designated a Main Street Community, but an additional tax may be needed for the town’s revitalization efforts to reach their full potential. The Indiana Main Street program helps communities boost their downtowns, by focusing on historic preservation, economic revitalization, and other areas. The program encourages private investment, but also makes communities eligible for various grants. Continue reading

Downtown LaPorte Joins Indiana Main Street Program

Downtown LaPorte is joining more than 100 other communities in the Indiana Main Street Program.

The Indiana Main Street Program is administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and focuses on four different strategies to promote downtown development: organization, design, promotion and economic restructuring. All aspects are vital in restoration efforts of the community.

Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann recently made the announcement of this development and the program manager for Indiana Main Street stressed that the members of the LaPorte community are supportive of the organization’s revitalization efforts.