HCCF Town Planning Initiative enters the final stretch

HCCF Town Planning Initiative enters the final stretch
Tyler Best
March 15, 2024 / 5 mins read

Incorporated towns throughout Harrison County are taking steps toward a sustainable future with the support of Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF). The Town Planning Initiative (TPI), a collaborative effort of HCCF, aims to create or update a Comprehensive Plan and Pavement Asset Management Plan for each of the ten incorporated towns in Harrison County. TPI’s goals include ensuring town residents have an active role in creating plans for the future and leveraging outside funding for infrastructure projects.

Comprehensive plans for the towns of Lanesville, New Middletown, and Laconia were endorsed by their respective town councils and approved by the Harrison County Plan Commission and Harrison County Commissioners last spring. In the fall, Palmyra, Corydon, and Mauckport comprehensive plans were approved. Corydon has its own plan commission, and it approved their town’s plan in the fall. Crandall, Elizabeth, New Amsterdam, and Milltown are in the midst of their process and plan to finish by year-end.

TPI is funded through generous grant funding in 2020 from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of their Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow (GIFT) VII grant program. The same year, HCCF’s Board of Directors also committed additional funds toward the multi-year project. To oversee the process, The Wheatley Group and Taylor Siefker Williams Design Group were contracted in 2021 for this project. To learn more about TPI, visit harrisoncountytownplanning.com.