Hope Town Square to see improvements with grant funding

The Hope Town Square will see new sidewalks, street lights and other upgrades after receiving a state grant.

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch announced this morning that Hope will be one of 17 Indiana towns and cities to receive shares of $10 million dollars in grant funding.

According to the announcement, Hope is receiving  $428,360 for the downtown streetscape project.

“This project removes blighted conditions around the town square by replacing existing streetlamps, adding accessible sidewalks and other improvements that tie the interior and exterior of the square together.”

The grant funding comes through federal community development block grant funds and the Indiana Main Street Revitalization Program. It is meant to help rural communities long-term community development efforts such as  streetscapes, facade renovations and downtown infrastructure rehabilitation.

Crouch also announced that Prince’s Lake in Johnson County would be receiving $700,000 to improve its drinking water system including line replacements, a storage tank and a data system.