North Vernon, IN

North Vernon Stellar Communities

Following completion of their comprehensive plan, the state of Indiana launched a pilot program for Stellar Communities.  Seeing it as a way to jump start implementation of their new plan, the city retained HWC to craft their Stellar Strategic Investment Plan.  North Vernon was selected as a first year Stellar Communities designee, leading to $12.8 million in investment in the community.  Projects included the Muscatatuck Trail, downtown streetscape enhancements (including Stellar Plaza), homeowner repair program, and restoration of the historic Carnegie Library into City Hall.