Pictured is the Gatke property, one of four Warsaw properties Ball State University will look at during its study. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union.
Pictured is the Gatke property, one of four Warsaw properties Ball State University will look at during its study. Photo by Gary Nieter, Times-Union.
Warsaw Board of Public Works and Safety Friday approved a contract between the city and Ball State University for the college to study possible uses for four local properties.
The $16,350 contract will allow the Muncie-based university to partner with Warsaw for a community visioning and planning project for uses for the Gatke property, the McKinley Street trailhead, Market Street corridor and the reuse of the Little Crow property.
The project will be under the direction of Scott Truex, Ball State associate professor of urban planning, of the College of Architecture.
The scope of the planning project will include community participation in the visioning process and the creation of a visioning and redevelopment plan.
Other parts of the project will be to define goals and objectives relative to the plan and issues brought forward by the visioning process.
The development of strategies in order to accomplish the goals and objectives established by the visioning and planning project is part of the project.
Warsaw will designate an individual to serve as a liaison with Ball State for the project to coordinate meetings and to help ensure the cooperation of members of the community involved in the project.
The board also approved a request from Jerry Stouder for a sewer tap waiver request for property on South Buffalo Street. Stouder will need to still pay the $200 sewer tap inspection fee.
In other business, the board approved a $8,408 change order for the city hall project for the design and material changes for the council chambers desk, a new door for the conference room and eliminating a proposed counter top for the lobby.
The board approved a $20,461.10 payment to Harold McComb & Son Inc. for countertop work on the new city hall.
The board approved a request from the Warsaw Public Works Department to get quotes for stormwater line repair on North Buffalo and Canal streets.
The board also approved a street closure on Scott Street April 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a McKinley Neighborhood block party.