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Crowdfunding campaign seeks Warsaw gathering spot

September 18, 2018

Kosciusko County officials are engaged in a crowdfunding campaign to help finance a new gathering spot in downtown Warsaw.

The campaign is sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and offered through the online crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity. 

Money raised from the campaign will allow the county to install a plaza on the County Courthouse lawn, at the corner of Center and Buffalo streets.

The plaza will be built with brick pavers and include picnic tables and a low wall for plenty of seating options. Landscaping will complete the space, and help it fit with updates occurring along Buffalo Street.

If the campaign reaches its 30,000 from the state’s CreatINg Places program.

“The Courthouse Lawn is a popular gathering place in downtown Warsaw,” Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch said in a news release Tuesday. “However, with the addition of stamped concrete, tables and landscaping, this space will transform (much like the Warsaw Alley did last year) into a comfortable meeting place for residents and visitors.”

John Warren, market president for Old National Bank, said the handicapped-accessible Courthouse Plaza will be “a focal point of our downtown district for years to come.”

Since the CreatINg Places program began last fall, projects have raised more than 1,375,000 in matching state funds.

Eligible projects must have a minimum total development cost of 5,000 in state matching funds if they successfully raise 50,000 per project.

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