Funding OKed For Northeast Indiana Regional Cities Projects

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Three quality-of-life projects in northeast Indiana have been approved for funding through the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and its Regional Cities Initiative. The projects are located in Whitley and Noble counties and involve some $1.3 million in state support. IEDC President Elaine Bedel says "these three projects will add vibrancy to their communities by enhancing Northeast Indiana's natural resources and outdoor space, giving residents more options when it comes to recreation and wellness."

The funds will go toward the proposed Russel and Evelyn Fahl Aquatics Facility in Columbia City, the Fishing Line Trail in Noble County and expanding the Kendallville Outdoor Recreation Center.

Details of the projects include:

  • Fahl Aquatics Facility- $4.25 million total project, $844,000 from Regional Cities- center plans include six-lane competition pool, waterslides, current channel and grassy picnic space set to be complete by May 2018
  • Fishing Line Trail- $1.02 million total project, $171,500 from Regional Cities- plans call for five miles of trail between Rome City and Kendallville connecting sites including the Gene Stratton-Porter state historic site, Sylvan Lake, East Noble Schools, the Kendallville YMCA and Bixler Lake set to be complete by the fall of 2018
  • Kendallville Outdoor Recreation Center- $2.38 million total project, $392,000 from Regional Cities- plans call for four youth ball fields, concession building, soccer field and mobile stage to be complete in the spring of 2019

You can connect to more about the projects by clicking here.

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