Greencastle Downtown Revitalization Sidewalk

Greencastle Stellar Streetscape Intersection

Greencastle Downtown Revitalization

Greencastle Downtown Revitalization Sidewalk

Enhancing Livability for the Next Great College Town

Greencastle, IN Downtown Revitalization

City of Greencastle, IN

The downtown area and the campus of DePauw University are two of the city of Greencastle’s most important geographical assets. Having achieved success through Indiana’s Stellar Communities Designation Program, which recognizes smaller communities for proactive planning and collaborative partnerships, the city selected Crawford, Murphy & Tilly (CMT) to help implement the streetscape element of their plan. The plan called for roadway and sidewalk improvements on two streets, along with a pedestrian alley, decorative lighting, bump-outs, greenspace, and outdoor dining areas. It was all part of an effort to make Greencastle the “Next Great College Town.”

Helping achieve the plan with the limited funds available, CMT provided practical design solutions to reduce costs for the roadway and drainage improvements, which in turn allowed additional features to be added. Our engineers used context-sensitive designs for the local project that significantly reduced right-of-way costs and minimized impacts to existing buildings, resulting in substantial savings. Extensive stakeholder coordination and committed public outreach efforts helped to define the economic, livability and environmental goals, a key factor in the projects overall success.

This project demonstrates the benefits of the renewed emphasis on context sensitivity, collaboration, innovation and advocacy. Not only does it elevate the capacity to perform beyond standards-driven design, it illustrates the ability to integrate competing goals with multiple stakeholders and deliver projects where success is realized by all parties.

Project Contact(s)

Adam Burns, PE, Cassie M. Reiter, PE, ENV SP

Project Award(s)

  • American Council of Engineering Companies - Indiana, State Finalist 2016

Project Service(s)

  • Civil/Site Engineering
  • Complete Streets & Streetscapes
  • Design and Construction Engineering
  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Services
  • Funding Assistance
  • Lighting Design
  • Planning
  • Practical Design
  • Program Development
  • Permitting, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance
  • Public Involvement Coordination
  • Sewer Coordination
  • Stormwater Management
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)
  • Structural Engineering
  • Sustainable Design
  • Utility Coordination