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Stellar Communities

"This University, DePauw University, vows to start our next 175 years as a dynamic partner with Greencastle and with the State of Indiana.”

Through a close partnership and collaboration between the City of Greencastle and DePauw University, Greencastle is the recipient of one of two initial Stellar Communities pilot grants from the State of Indiana. Forty-two Indiana communities applied for Stellar Communities grants; Greencastle and North Vernon emerged as the winners. 

In announcing the grant, Lt. Governor Skillman indicated the strength of the partnerships present in the Greencastle proposal.

“We are especially impressed by all of your strong partnerships, particularly between the City and DePauw University.”

Her office says the State of Indiana expects to contribute at least $19 million to fund projects in Greencastle over the next three years. The community plans to:

• Revitalize the courthouse square and central business district with streetscape improvements, façade renovations and signage;

• Relocate the DePauw University bookstore to the central business district;

• Add public parking solutions in the downtown area;

• Add new housing options, including lofts in the commercial district and new construction in the South Court neighborhood;

• Construct a community health center and other wellness initiatives, such as a walking and fitness trail;

• Partner with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to provide concerts in Greencastle, a youth orchestra program and master music classes;

• Create a technology hub and Wi-Fi bubble in the commercial district;

• Use these projects to leverage future private investment.

City of Greencastle's Stellar Communities Page

Learn more about the latest initiatives, current progress, and future plans for Greencastle's Stellar Communities initiative by visiting the City's Stellar Communities website.

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