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 WHAT IS THE HARRISON COUNTY TOWN PLANNING INITIATIVE?

The Harrison County Planning Initiative is a grassroots effort that aims to help each town in the county identify a strategic direction for their future. It was identified through the Harrison County Leadership Planning Initiative, and Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) realized the potential that could result from providing the resources for each town to dream big. This process starts at the local level and is driven by residents and businesses in each town – basically the people who know their town best!

 

This initiative, funded by both HCCF and Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) VII Implementation Grant, will assist each of the County’s ten incorporated towns to complete a Comprehensive Plan and an Asset Management Plan, as required by the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). HCCF plans to initiate three comprehensive plans in 2021, four comprehensive plans in 2022, and three comprehensive plans in 2023. The overall schedule can be viewed on the Schedule & Process tab and individual community schedules can be found on the Town Plans tab.

GET INVOLVED!

The Harrison County Town Planning Initiative recognizes the vital role the ten incorporated communities play in inspiring positive transformation – economic, environmental, and social advancement in Harrison County. Our goal is to provide each community with a creative exercise that empowers you to think outside the box in identifying ways to enhance and improve the places in which you spend your time.

 

The ten communities involved in this Town Planning Initiative include Corydon, Crandall, Elizabeth, Laconia, Lanesville, Mauckport, Milltown, New Amsterdam, New Middletown, and Palmyra. Did you know the population of these communities range from 15 – 3,000 residents? In small towns like these, every voice is influential, every idea is valuable, every home is treasured, and every business is essential to the community’s ability to thrive. You are invited to inform, inspire, and implement your vision for the future! Find upcoming events in your community on the Town Plans page!

WHERE ARE WE NOW?

Comprehensive plans for Lanesville, New Middletown, and Palmyra are currently starting! Check out the individual community pages for information.

LATEST NEWS

Town of Lanesville - The project team hosted the first public engagement opportunity for the Town of Lanesville on Friday (12/10) at the high school basketball game. We gathered a lot of great community input – thanks to those who participated. If you missed the event, there is still time to share your ideas for the future of Lanesville! Help us identify opportunities, challenges, and big ideas by completing the online survey. Your feedback is important!

Town of New Middletown - The project team will be hosting a community block party for the Town of New Middletown on January 18. Stop by town hall anytime between 5:00 and 7:00PM to learn about the process, share your ideas for the future, and grab a Jimmy Johns sandwich!

HCCF receives Implementation Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. - The Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) has received a Community Leadership (Implementation) Grant of $90,000 as part of the seventh phase of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT VII) initiative.  With the grant, the community foundation will provide resources and support for all 10 incorporated towns in Harrison County to create or update a Comprehensive Plan and an Asset Management Plan to leverage outside funding for infrastructure projects.

Read More here. 

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OUR EVENTS
  • New Middletown Public Event #1
    Tue, Jan 18
    New Middletown Town Hall
    New Middletown Public Event #1
    The project team will be hosting a community block party for the Town of New Middletown on January 18. Stop by town hall anytime between 5:00 and 7:00PM to learn about the process, share your ideas for the future, and grab a Jimmy Johns sandwich!
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  • Lanesville Public Event #1
    Fri, Dec 10
    Lanesville
    Join us on December 10 at the Lanesville High School Basketball Game! The project team at the event from 5:30 – 7:00. Stop by to share your big ideas for the future of Lanesville and enter the drawing for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card!
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