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The big dig is underway at the site for a $12 million upgrade to Indiana American Water's water treatment facility in Muncie, Ind.  Photo provided.
May 07, 2014 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Century old water collection and distribution systems will be replaced by utility provider Indiana American Water that will increase capacity of clean drinking water to the community. Work on that $12 million project began Wednesday as the utility gathered community leaders to participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking.
Jan 17, 2013 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN. - Downtown Muncie's great landmarks, the Roberts Hotel and the Boyce Block, should get some notice from facelifts funded by local government's development effort. Muncie Redevelopment Commission awarded  $1 million in grants on Thursday to spark a new renaissance that should bring more people and money to the heart of the community.  MRC President Dan Allen...
Jan 10, 2013 |
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,Plan calls for more housing, two-way Walnut, green space By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN - New York City planner Gianni Longo stood in the twilight, talking about how empty and dark downtown Muncie was along with a recovery plan to turn it green, fill in the empty spaces with housing, retail and a new hotel while also restoring two way traffic to Walnut Street and eventually others.
Dec 07, 2012 |
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More money coming for building fronts in 2013 By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN - Hans Heintzelman calls it the hottest block in downtown Muncie where his workshop, Dan's Records and Refresh design shop is located on High Street.  Mayor Dennis Tyler and Muncie's Redevelopment Commission agreed on Thursday, recognizing the door and floor guy besides muffler repair man Pat Quirk and mortuary owner...
Oct 05, 2012 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN -  Mutual Bank will underwrite a $1 million facelift of downtown Muncie that stands to get more people and business in 2013.  That money tree known as the Muncie Redevelopment Commission will open competition for facade grants next month with work possible starting in the spring.  "We could be ready to start construction at the first robin," said Dan Allen,...
Aug 02, 2012 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN -  Muncie's Redevelopment Commission agreed to buy property Thursday that could be used for a new hotel and other development next to the downtown Horizon Convention Center.  And Ball State University continues to move on property at University and McKinley avenues where a new $25 million hotel and conference center will be built as early as 2013.  All the talk...
Jul 06, 2012 |
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Free Movies and More for Downtown Muncie this Summer By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN - Look for Canan Commons to come alive Saturday with music, a film and some new equipment to make it the summer entertainment center for downtown Muncie.  The first of three concerts feature Souled Out, one of the Doc Peterson spinoff bands, will play at 8 p.m. on the stage next to the Muncie YMCA. Then look...
Jun 08, 2012 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN - Downtown Muncie will get a bit more planning before anyone sees more apartments, businesses or people.  And Muncie Redevelopment Commission, that brought that New York City planning team to Muncie for another look at the downtown, decided to spend a bit more money this week on more planning to identify some of the prime spots for apartments and how many the...
May 19, 2012 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN -  Tom Logsdon bought his first property when he was 16 and then went through buying more with Delaware Properties and Muncie Properties, eventually selling those companies too.  Logsdon looked over some of the ideas a New York City architect and planning team came up with for Muncie's downtown and liked the idea of a riverfront development across from Tuhey Pool...
Mar 30, 2012 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, IN  - Federal money for the most in need, whether homeless, poverty stricken or those living in the inner city continues to decline at the hands of a Congress bent on balancing the federal budget.   And the politics of the federal deficit did not suit those who help Muncie's homeless and low income this week when they learned the continue drip, drip, drip of declining...
Feb 09, 2012 |
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By Rick Yencer  MUNCIE, IN - Downtown Muncie is back in business again as new development director Vicki Veach intends to jump start that great building facade program and also study what the central city needs with the help of the Muncie Redevelopment Commission.  For about $45,000, downtown development will start efforts to bring people and business downtown after it was denied funding by...

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