Partners for Progress to Host “Dream Walk” in downtown Rushville

ECDC is working with Partners for Progress, a group of Rush County residents who are making an effort to maximize all the positives of our county and to address areas of concern as well.
One of our projects is to assess the needs of the downtown district of Rushville. Your presence is requested on July 15, 2013. We will meet at 6:00 at the Chamber of Commerce to begin this project by taking a “Dream Walk”. Empty buildings in the area bounded by Perkins, Water, the railroad, and Morgan streets will be marked. We ask that you dream of how these spaces could be used by placing a sticky note with your idea on the storefront. You will be asked to envision the ideal components of a small, rural downtown. For example, do we need a specific kind of business or service in Rushville? Are there amenities you’d like to see in the downtown area? Green space? Parking? Demolition? Don’t forget to look up – how could the second stories of existing buildings be used? What kind of downtown would you like to see, building by building, lot by lot? Come share your ideas!
Partners for Progress has been working diligently on several community projects. The information gained from this walk will be used for planning and grant-writing purposes. We appreciate your willingness to help. It will take input from everyone to make Rushville a vibrant community once again. If you cannot attend this event, please share your ideas with us by filling out a form that can be picked up and dropped off at the Rushville Republican office at 126 S. Main, or the Mayor’s Office, 133 W. First St.
Date: July 15. Rain Date: July 22. Begin walk at Chamber of Commerce, 315 N. Main, at 6:00 pm. Please call Jason Clemmons at 561-2777 with questions.