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.
Corydon'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. Corydon is currently in Stage 1. Initial Planning and making significant progress toward Stage 2. Transitional Stage.
As of June 2017, Corydon has seen forward motion on several Stellar projects. Significant progress is expected throughout the remainder of the year for four projects in particular, the Stonecipher Building historic renovation, the J. J. Bulleit Building historic renovation, the facade improvement program, and the Indian Creek Trail connection. The current status on these projects are outlined below:
Stonecipher Building Rehabilitation
J. J. Bulleit Building Rehabilitation
Indian Creek Trail Connection
Advancements have also been made on other projects, however completion is projected further down the road. These projects include downtown enhancements, the Corydon School Senior Lofts, the Keller Site, and the Capitol Avenue Gateway and Urban Trail.
Corydon School Senior Lofts
Keller Site Market-Rate Housing
Capitol Avenue Gateway and Urban Trail
Finally, the following two remaining projects are due to progress later, although some efforts have already began.
"We are inspired by the community engagement in our public input sessions at Town Hall earlier this month. More than 80 people attended the workshops and 400 submitted a survey. What is most exciting is that the youth of our community are fully engaged. Parents, grandparents, children, teenagers and young adults attended each workshop, and many school children participated in our survey. I’ve even received letters and petitions from students who are excited about the future park at Keller. "
"The ten projects are establishing a strong foundation of excellence, community partnerships, teamwork, and have engaged people of all ages. Community members have also suggested other areas to consider after the current projects are completed. An unexpected result of being designated Stellar is that people are dreaming outside the realm of current plans, creating a community with vision and perspective. "