Legacy Core Plan
Prior to becoming the fastest growing community in Indiana, Whitestown was a small 1,000-person town along the Big Four railroad. Whereas previous planning efforts envisioned the “Legacy Core” as the civic core of the larger community, the rapid pace of growth made that impractical. HWC was engaged to help establish a new vision for the Legacy Core as a live/work/play district centered around the Big Four Trail. The plan’s recommendations focused on preserving historic buildings, promoting residential infill development, and developing market-driven economic development policies that minimized capital expenditures by Whitestown to attract private investment.