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Downtown Master Plan unveiled

John Gibson

Evansville’s new Downtown Master Plan calls for adding housing and businesses, expanding the riverfront, and replacing the Astro-turf park at 4th and Main with a "town square." 

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke told a packed, un-air conditioned Greyhound Bus station about the importance of a thriving downtown.

Redevelopment Commission President Randy Alsman told the crowd that the plan should appeal to millennials.

Brad Segal heads up the company that was paid to produce the master plan, Progressive Urban Management Associates. He tells WNIN it focuses on four “transformative ideas”: a thriving Main Street; an expanded riverfront where the median would be removed along Riverside between Court and Walnut; multi-story housing, much of it along Sycamore Street between the Old Greyhound Station and the Old Post Office; and a “makers district” north of Downtown.

You can see the complete plan on the city of Evansville’s website, evansville.in.gov.

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