The City of Noblesville hosted a series of three neighborhood meetings in the fall with residents of the Southwest Quad to develop a revitalization plan for the area. From those meetings, a draft plan has been created and is available for viewing online at www.cityofnoblesville.org/planning/SWQuad. The public is asked to submit comments about the draft plan from now until Dec. 9 by e-mailing Phil Hagee at email@example.com. Once the plan is finalized, it will then be presented to the Noblesville Common Council for approval.
Seven goals are identified in the draft plan: create stronger connections to downtown; facilitate investment; increase safe movement; improve environment; encourage social connectivity; beautify the neighborhood; and participate with the city and county.
Some parts of the plan will need to be completed by the city (repairing sidewalks, increasing programming at Southside Park, etc.) while some parts will need to be spearheaded by residents (creating beautification projects, creating regular celebrations for the neighborhood, etc.). Because of this, the next step in the revitalization process will be an action team meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Noblesville Township Trustee’s Office, 372 S. Eighth St. At the meeting, neighbors and partner organizations who would like to be involved in implementing parts of the plan will be asked to sign up for the portion(s) that most interest them. Residents who would like more information about serving on an action team may contact Cindy Benedict at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-2007.
For questions or more information about the revitalization plan, contact the planning department at 776-6325.