Donate today to Madison Street Plaza project

Every donation will be matched, dollar for dollar, by Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

VIA IHCDA Press Release

With a successful crowdfunding campaign, Decatur will have a new multi-use plaza to host downtown events. The campaign, sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity, is being run by the City of Decatur.

"The City of Decatur is well-known for their exciting Downtown events," said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, who chairs the IHCDA Board. "Through this crowdfunding campaign, events like the Decatur Sculpture Tour and BBQ Fest can become even bigger."

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by September 22, 2017, the Madison Street Plaza Project will receive a matching grant from IHCDA's CreatINg Places program.

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The funding raised during this campaign will allow the City of Decatur to make Madison Street in-between 1st and 2nd streets into a plaza for community events and activities. The space will remain open to cars for the majority of the time, but when events are taking place, the plaza will be closed to traffic.

Improvements to Madison St. will include making the plaza into a one-level surface with decorative designs made with concrete pavers. New streetlights, benches, trash cans, landscaping, an anchor system for tents, and a sound system will also be installed.

"The Madison street Plaza is a great project because it can be enjoyed by everyone in the community,” said Ken Meyer, Mayor of the City of Decatur. “This project is essential in creating a greater Decatur for our community. We’ve already had great community support for the plaza project, and we need everyone’s help to reach our goal of raising $50,000. We encourage our community to give whatever amount they can.”

Since the CreatINg Places program began last fall, projects have raised in excess of $500,000 in public funds and an additional $340,000 in matching IHCDA funds.

The CreatINg Places program is available to projects located in Indiana communities or neighborhoods which contain a traditional downtown or traditional neighborhood commercial node. Non-profit entities (with 501c3 or 501c4 status) and Local Units of Government are eligible to apply.

Eligible projects must have a minimum total development cost of $10,000, where the recipient will receive $5,000 in IHCDA matching funds should they successfully raise $5,000 through Patronicity. IHCDA will provide matching grant funds up to $50,000 per project.

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IHCDA, chaired by Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, provides housing opportunities, promotes self-sufficiency and strengthens communities in order to build an Indiana with a sustainable quality of life for all Hoosiers in the community of their choice. For more information, visit www.ihcda.in.gov or www.in.gov/myihcda.
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