Sellersburg Downtown Revitalization Master Plan

The Need

The commercial development that once existed in downtown Sellersburg had migrated from downtown to the area around the town’s Interstate 65 interchange. In 2005, the Town of Sellersburg received a grant from the Indiana Department of Commerce Office of Rural Affairs to complete a downtown revitalization master plan. The Eppley Institute partnered with The Estopinal Group and The University Group to complete this master plan.

The Solution

The Eppley Institute completed a thorough population and demographic analysis, conducted a mail survey of Sellersburg residents and Ivy Tech Southeast students, and performed a benchmarking analysis of five similar cities and towns. These elements combined to formulate a complete demographic and market analysis of the downtown Sellersburg area.

The Result

The final master plan called for a scenic streetscape, updated zoning ordinances to encourage new shops and restaurants, further development of parks and open spaces as town gathering places, and the construction of multi-use walking and biking trails to connect public facilities. The master plan was adopted by the Sellersburg Town Council on January 9, 2006.

View the final report.

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