The City of Westfield, Indiana

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NEWS RELEASE: Grand Junction Plaza Funding Approval

Date: March 11, 2019

Contact: Vicki Duncan Gardner                         

Email: vgardner@westfield.in.gov                                                     

Cell: 317.416.6612

   

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Westfield, IN - Tonight, the Westfield City Council approved a $35 million funding plan to pay for the long-awaited Grand Junction Plaza. The project, in development for more than ten years, has already been a catalyst for economic growth in the city’s downtown. The unique six-acre park will feature greenspace, trails, an amphitheater and ice-skating rink.

“With the City Council’s approval of the funding plan, we can move forward with the building phase of this exciting project,” said Mayor Andy Cook. “The Plaza will be the crown jewel of our downtown and create a balance of great amenities in our community. This is an investment in the future of Westfield!”

There will be no tax increase for residential property taxpayers through the City’s funding plan for the Grand Junction Plaza.  The project was designed by renowned landscape architect David Rubin Land Collective. 

The Grand Junction Task Group, a volunteer citizens group, included the Plaza as an integral part of its master plan designed over the last ten years. The organization was instrumental in the concept development and design of the Grand Junction Plaza. Last October, the City announced the reconstruction of SR 32 which was also a fundamental element of the Task Group’s master plan.

Plaza construction will begin this summer and be complete in the summer of 2021.

    

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