[How Mary Helped] Community Development

Have you seen the transformation taking place along the Millrace Canal in downtown Goshen? The Redevelopment Commission, city leaders and the Millrace Advisory Committee had a vision to clean up the blight along the Millrace Canal and encourage redevelopment that improves primacy of place as well as increases property values. As Goshen's civil engineer, I have had the honor of serving on the Millrace Advisory Committee as well as preparing the infrastructure for development.

it started with the powerhouse

millrace powerhouse before

millrace powerhouse before

millrace powerhouse after

millrace powerhouse after

Transformation was first started with the rehabilitation of the Millrace Powerhouse and patio complete with pervious pavers and a sculpture by internationally-known Goshen-based sculptor, John Mishler.

john mishler's sculpture, dream catcher, on the patio near the millrace powerhouse in downtown goshen, indiana

john mishler's sculpture, dream catcher, on the patio near the millrace powerhouse in downtown goshen, indiana

This historic powerhouse building used to generate electricity for Goshen and neighboring cities as far away as Syracuse and Bremen, Indiana. Now it is utilized for gatherings on the patio or in the building, such as the First Fridays Green Day 5K.

nipsco building

The Goshen Brewing Company has received a welcomed reception since moving into the old NIPSCO building located at 315 W. Washington St. and rehabbed by Zehr Construction. Jesse and Amanda Sensenig have turned an eyesore into such an attractive and inviting micro-brewery!

goshen brewing co. opened in spring 2015 and has been a popular gathering place along the millrace canal

goshen brewing co. opened in spring 2015 and has been a popular gathering place along the millrace canal

hawks furniture building

The former Hawks Furniture Building has undergone partial transformation. The Redevelopment Commission partnered with LaCasa, Inc. and restored the old building into 35 beautiful live-work lofts for artists and entrepreneurs, aptly named The Hawks. Rehabilitation was done by DJ Construction. This building is absolutely beautiful, and ingenuous in its repurposing of the facility. While many in the community thought that this building should be torn down, others had a dream to restore it to its former glory.

Lacasa and dj construction completed the rehabilitation of the hawks building along the millrace canal

Lacasa and dj construction completed the rehabilitation of the hawks building along the millrace canal

311 W. Douglas St. Home

Local developers, J.C. and Katharine Schrock, are revitalizing the historic home at 313 S. Third St. Katharine plans to relocate her counseling office into the building along with other tenants providing holistic health care. 

this home on douglas street is soon to be an holistic health care center

this home on douglas street is soon to be an holistic health care center

Townhomes & Cohousing

The property just south of The Hawks was formerly the site of a rubber company and went through brownfield cleanup a few years ago. Two developers have expressed interest in the vacant land, and each will have their opportunity to construct residential homes/townhouses along the Millrace Canal.

Mr. David Matthews will be constructing townhouses along the Millrace Canal from Purl Street north to Madison Street, and Mr. Richard Miller's Group will be constructing single family residential homes from Douglas Street to Purl Street for a co-housing neighborhood. Stay tuned and keep your watchful eye on this stretch of the Millrace Canal during 2016!

matthews, llc, developer from south bend, indiana, plans to develop townhouses and flats along the millrace canal

matthews, llc, developer from south bend, indiana, plans to develop townhouses and flats along the millrace canal

richard miller has proposed a cohousing community along the millrace canal

richard miller has proposed a cohousing community along the millrace canal

collaboration & teamwork

All of these projects have involved the collaboration and partnerships of many people. As your civil engineer, I am so honored to be working alongside such talented individuals and groups.

Mary Cripe Mayor Goshen Indiana Elections 2015

Blessings,
Mary Cripe for Mayor 2015


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