Striving for Stellar: McCordsville is among three towns competing for $14 million grant to further develop Mt. Comfort Corridor
McCordsville is one of three towns joining forces to work for the Indiana Stellar Communities Program award, which would grant approximately $14 million to be split within the region.
The towns of McCordsville, Cumberland and New Palestine are a collective regional semifinalist for the grant and, if selected, plan on utilizing the funds to improve the Mt. Comfort Corridor.
This is the first year SCP is requiring applicants to collaborate regionally instead of applying individually.
“Historically, Stellar has been where one community submits an application and is awarded, and a singular community gets the grant,” McCordsville Director of Planning and Building Ryan Crum said. “What they changed this year is you had to collaborate with at least one other community. McCordsville had to join up with other municipalities and submit a regional application.”
Teaming with New Palestine and Cumberland was a logical choice for McCordsville, according to Crum.
“We already collaborated on other projects over the years, and we already have some teamwork and partnerships with them,” Crum said. “With all three of us being along the Mt. Comfort Road corridor, it made logical sense to us. It impacts all three communities. We really feel we are a region. We are three small towns right now, but the growth is coming our way.”
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