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5/4/2018 - In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Riley Festival (2019) as we know it today, several organizations in Greenfield have partnered to establish a mural with prominent placement in Downtown Greenfield. The mural will be created and unveiled at the 2018 Riley Festival as the first of several events leading up to the 50th Anniversary. The mural artwork is expected to be reproduced on posters, postcards, or similar memorabilia for the Riley Festival, Riley Boyhood Home and Museum, and similar entities. The selection committee invites qualified artists experienced in large outdoor murals to submit a sample of previous work prior to May 23rd, 2018. The selection committee will choose up to five artists to discuss in more detail the artist’s vision for the project. Read more here.

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Greenfield is proud to announce we have been awarded a $500,000 Main Street Revitalization Program grant for the façade renovation of 10 historic buildings in the downtown.  The City, along with the building owners and other philanthropic donors provided match valued at $199,054 for a total project budget of $699,053.  

These renovation projects include:

Chamber Building at 1 Courthouse Plaza

Wolf Law Firm at 6 E Main

Strahl-Apple Law Firm at 8 W Main

Randall Building, (Posh Salon) 2 E Main

Wooden Bear Brewery at 21 W North

Carnegies Restaurant at 100 W North

McCleerey’s Sporting Goods at 22 S State

Brand and Morelock Law Firm/Sprinkle CPA at 28-32 S State

Hancock County Arts Gallery at 20 N State

Highsmith Guns at 123 N State

The Main Street Revitalization Program (MSRP) is a grant program administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA).  The goal of MSRP is to encourage Main street communities such as ours to focus on long term community development within the downtown area.  This program works in conjunction with the Indiana Main Street Program and the overall goals and strategies for the Main Street revitalization efforts across the state.  MSRP is funded with Federal Community Development Block Grant CDBG dollars.

Greenfield building owners received an additional $69,457 granted in Indiana Historic Renovation Grant funds from OCRA for the following buildings.

McCleerey’s et al   22-32 S State

LC Thayer Building (Greenfield Fitness) 20 E Main

 

Construction on all buildings is slated to begin in January of 2018 and be completed by August, 2018.