Kendallville named a 2021 PreservINg Main Street Pilot Community
This program will provide the City of Kendallville an additional “tool” in their economic vitality toolbox that will help stimulate our local economy using an innovative funding mechanism to preserve downtown historic buildings. The city is eligible for implementation of downtown preservation projects and operational expenses up to $2 million through OCRA’s Community Development Block Grant program. (The community had to put up $200,000, too, a goal that was met in 2022!)
The program also includes multiple capacity and leadership building opportunities through a partnership with Main Street America, Indiana Humanities, and Indiana Landmarks.
The nature of being a Pilot Community is that we are pioneering this entire process. Many of the details we share here are subject to change. Historic Downtown Kendallville is committed to providing transparency and clear communication throughout. We appreciate your participation, undestanding, and patience.