Lebanon Reporter

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December 24, 2012

Whitestown makes plans for downtown revitalization

Whitestown — Whitestown officials want the downtown area to be a thriving economic and social center. The town council approved a downtown revitalization plan Tuesday night, Dec. 11 — the first step toward accomplishing that goal.

“Ever since I moved here, I’ve heard about how the vibrant an area downtown used to be,” Councilwoman Susan Austin said. “It is important to have downtown a vibrant area again.”

Whitestown Town Council president Dawn Semmler said she is looking forward to getting to work.

“We’ve spent a lot of years wanting to reinvest in downtown,” she said. “The plan should improve quality downtown tremendously and provide property value to everyone. The plan is all about improving the overall quality of downtown Whitestown.”

The plan outlines that “to make the town attractive to businesses and to promote economic growth, Whitestown must rebuild and invest in the historic downtown area. A lifeless downtown, with empty storefronts, vacant lots, boarded up and unsafe buildings, insufficient parking, poor physical conditions and unappealing streetscape aesthetics, is a significant detriment to growth, economic development and prosperity.”

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