Stage 1. Initial Planning.
The first year of the program consists of project planning, property acquisition, procurement, grant and contract approvals by all three state agencies, as well as starting project design.
Stage 2. Transitional: Planning to Implementation.
The second year of ISCP entails executing design and environmental assessments. This involves communities shifting from planning into implementation of projects in the target areas.
Stage 3. Implementation and Continuum of Support.
The third year and final stage of the program consists of full implementation and construction of improvement projects in target areas.
Rushville's Planning & Implementation
Upon being designated as a community partner participant, the city enters into the next phase of the process. This phase consists of three stages from initial planning toward implementation in a three-year timeframe. Rushville is currently in Stage 1. Initial Planning and on the way toward Stage 2. Transitional Stage and Stage 3: Implementation and Continuum of Support.
After being designated a Stellar Community, Rushville underwent training in the form of meetings and workshops with the state Stellar team, as well as through contact with previous Stellar designees to gain insights on their experiences with the program. Trainings were ongoing through April 2017, after which throughout the spring and summer of 2017 many projects were initiated. While many projects have begun already, the first efforts involve application and design processes. Specifically, the first phase for many projects involves the engineering and design aspects which could take the first couple years, and then enter the second phase which includes actual implementation and constructions of the projects, often taking up the second couple years. Being so, many projects will not be completed until the final years of participation in the Stellar program, and potentially afterward.
Details regarding the status of projects follow:
The Overlook at Riverside
Downtown Commercial Building Revitalization
Neighborhood Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation
Flatrock Trail and Bike Hub and Morgan Street Corridor and Pedestrian Alley Improvements
Riverside Park Gateway Plaza