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Committed READI Projects & Programs

Last updated: January 13, 2023

The following tables contain lists of Indiana Uplands READI projects and programs committed for funding by the Indiana Uplands READI Steering Committee and the ROI Board of Directors. Those denoted with “pending IEDC approval” are in the process of compliance review by Ernst and Young and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Once fully approved, you will descriptions of these projects in the section below called Approved Uplands READI Projects and Programs.

Ready Innovation

Ready InnovationOrganizationIndiana Uplands READI Dollars CommittedCounties Directly Impacted
Catalent Infrastructure Project City of Bloomington$1,916,230Brown, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Owen
WestGate@Crane Technology Park InfrastructureUplands Science and Technology Foundation (USTF)$10,000,000Daviess, Greene, Martin

Ready Housing

Ready HousingOrganizationIndiana Uplands READI Dollars CommittedCounties Directly Impacted
University Heights ApartmentsKFAM Partners, LLC$647,000Dubois
Texas Pike PlaceWorkforce Housing, LLC (Cook Group)$1,980,000Owen
Klondike SubdivisionTown of French Lick$1,750,000Orange
Westcott Paired Homes (pending IEDC approval)Westgate Development, LLC$900,000Greene
Hopewell Jackson Street Construction (pending IEDC approval)City of Bloomington$1,800,000Monroe

Ready Communities

Ready Communities 2.0OrganizationIndiana Uplands READI Dollars CommittedCounties Directly Impacted
Loogootee Downtown Park PavilionCity of Loogootee$225,000Martin
Early EducationBrown County Community Foundation$229,040Brown
Town of Bloomfield Parks and RecreationTown of Bloomfield$100,000Greene
Phase II Courthouse Square Infrastructure & Revitalization Project, Main Street RehabilitationCity of Jasper$249,999Dubois
West Baden Park Improvement/Orange County Mural Trail ProjectOrange County Economic Development Partnership$247,110.80Orange
Lanes Addition State Road 67 Water Main ProjectBBP Water Corporation$249,999Owen
Building Resiliency in Indiana Uplands YouthYouth First$200,000Daviess, Dubois, Lawrence, Martin, Orange
Huntingburg Alley ActivationCity of Huntingburg$110,819Dubois
Dubois County Park Improvements Phase IIDubois County Park and Recreation Board$225,000Dubois
Heritage CenterTown of Ellettsville$226,350Monroe
Tourism, Wayfinding, and Quality of PlaceCity of Bedford$100,000Lawrence
Daviess County Youth Expo Center (pending IEDC approval)Daviess County 4H Association$249,999Daviess
All-Inclusive Playground at Longfellow ParkComforting Hearts – Washington IN Free Methodist Church, Inc$150,000Daviess

Ready Talent

Ready TalentOrganizationIndiana Uplands READI Dollars CommittedCounties Directly Impacted
UpSkill Work & Learn (pending IEDC approval)Regional Opportunity Initiatives$729,373Brown, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Owen, Washington
Code/IT Academy (pending IEDC approval)The Mill$1,370,325Brown, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Owen, Washington

Approved READI Projects & Programs

Last updated: January 13, 2022

The following list contains descriptions of Indiana Uplands READI projects and programs approved for funding by the Indiana Uplands READI Steering Committee, ROI Board of Directors, and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Note: selected projects are in the process of compliance review by Ernst and Young and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Once fully approved, you will descriptions of these projects in this section. To see the complete list of committed Indiana Uplands projects and programs, see the section above called Committed Uplands READI Projects and Programs.

Indiana Uplands Ready Innovation & Emerging Tech Projects

  • $10 million for WestGate@Crane Technology Park Infrastructure

    READI matching funds (up to $10 million) are committed to support infrastructure needs for WestGate, accelerating a new $84 million microelectronics campus that will transform Indiana’s semiconductor industry, attract talent to the region and create high-paying, quality jobs for Hoosiers. This project will leverage more than $300 million in private investment. See the complete announcement the November 21 WestGate One groundbreaking ceremony.

Indiana Uplands Ready Housing Projects

  • $647,000 for the Jasper University Heights Apartments

    Premier Property Management / Kerstiens Realty is constructing this affordable workforce housing development at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Meridian, featuring six buildings and 64 rental units. READI funds will be used to construct ten one-bedroom, income-eligible units at monthly rates not exceeding 30% of the county’s median income.
  • $1,980,000 for the Texas Pike Place Housing Development

    Cook Group is developing a neighborhood of 99 single-family, owner-occupied homes along Texas Pike Place in Spencer targeted for middle-income wage earners employed at Cook Medical and Cook Group companies. READI funds will be used for water infrastructure: sanitary sewer extension, lift station, water main extension, and water storm construction.
  • $1,750,000 for the French Lick Klondike Subdivision

    The French Lick Resort, in partnership with the Orange County Economic Development Partnership, is developing a neighborhood of 27 affordable, single-family, owner-occupied homes near Klondike Road for individuals and families that live and work in Orange County. READI funds will be used for the installation of roadways, sidewalks, drinking water, and wastewater infrastructure.

Indiana Uplands Ready Communities 2.0 Projects

  • $249,999 for the State Road 67 Water Main Project in Owen County

    To allow for future housing developments in Owen County, BPP Water Corporation will install 9,800 linear feet of water main along State Road 67 to deliver clean water to existing residents, accelerate the decommissioning of contaminated private residential water wells.
  • $249,999 for water and sewer upgrades associated with the Jasper Courthouse Square Infrastructure and Revitalization Project

    The City of Jasper is working to replace its Courthouse Square infrastructure and revitalize the downtown area to bring residents and visitors back to the heart of the community. The project includes installing new sidewalks, asphalt, permeable brick pavers, landscaping, safe street and crosswalk designs, gathering spaces, and upgrading its water and storm infrastructure. READI funding will be applied toward replacing the 100-year-old water lines extending from the downtown square.
  • $247,111.80 for the West Baden Park Improvements and the Orange County Mural Trail Project

    This project includes improvements at West Baden Park and creation of a county-wide mural trail connecting the communities of West Baden Springs, Paoli, and Orleans through public art. Park improvements include multi-use trails, playground equipment, lighting, accessible sidewalks, and flood mitigation measures at the Park. The Mural Trail will feature a variety of art exhibits on both private and public buildings, as well as traveling murals that showcase the people, sports, and history of Orange County.
  • $229,040 for outdoor facility upgrades at the Brown County Early Education Center

    READI funds will be used to install an outdoor classroom with playground equipment. The EEC opened in August 2022 in the former Brown County Intermediate School, with 70 high school students participating in early learning workforce training opportunities at the center. While Brown County Schools has remodeled the former school, the outdoor space has not yet been updated for use by children under the age of 6.
  • $225,000 for a Downtown Park Pavilion in Loogootee

    With only one city park in its community, Loogootee will add another outdoor recreational space to enhance the downtown area and allow for more community activities and events. READI funds will be used by the City of Loogootee to transform a vacant surface lot into green space with an open roofed pavilion, sidewalks, benches, trash receptacles, lighting, fencing, trees, and landscaping to host a variety of events, festivals, and community programs.
  • $100,000 for Bloomfield Park Development

    Following a comprehensive update to its Park and Recreation Plan, the Town of Bloomfield is working towards renovating its park space with amenities including playgrounds, sidewalks, and recreational surfaces such as pickleball and ball courts. It will also add new park benches, picnic tables, and other amenities. The READI funds will cover the pickleball court (coating, fencing, lighting, and asphalt) and asphalt repair.
  • $110,819 for the Alley Activation Project in Huntingburg

    Located in Huntingburg’s historic downtown district, this alley recently converted pedestrian-only serves as an access corridor to a number of local retail and restaurants establishments. READI funds will allow Huntingburg to all quality-of-place design features including, planters, lighting, public art, and outdoor tables and chairs that can be utilized by patrons of nearby restaurants.
  • $226,350 for the Ellettsville Heritage Center

    The Town of Ellettsville will transform a historic barn at Stewart Park into the Ellettsville Heritage Center, a gathering place and cultural facility for plays, concerts, classes, festivals, cultural development, and artistic enrichment. The center’s interior will include meeting rooms, a networking area, a kitchen, restrooms, a 15-foot stage, and utilities (electric, water, and Wi-Fi).
  • $100,000 for Bedford Tourism and Wayfinding

    The City of Bedford will rehabilitate and update the Highway 37 “Welcome to Bedford” Limestone Derrick and develop a new limestone exhibit at the StoneGate Arts and Education Center. In addition to the restoration of the derrick initially erected in 1978, the City of Bedford will install a new welcome sign, concrete pathway, lighting, landscaping, fencing, and limestone bench to allow visitors to access this historic site. The new publicly accessible StoneGate limestone exhibit will highlight the “Limestone Capitol of the World,” the history of the region’s limestone industry, and the important role limestone has had in monuments and U.S. buildings.
  • $200,000 for the Youth First Building Resiliency in Uplands Youth Program

    Youth First will place licensed social workers and graduate school social work interns in Daviess, Dubois, Lawrence, Martin, and Orange K-12 schools. Social workers will work with students to deliver a flexible toolkit of evidence-based mental health and prevention strategies to build the resilience they need to navigate life challenges without seeking relief from substance misuse, suicide, or violence.
  • $225,000 for the Dubois County Park Improvements Phase II

    This project includes enhancements identified for the second phase of the Dubois County Park Improvement Plan. The Park and Recreation Board will utilize READI funds to update and expand the Activity Zone at the heart of the park with a new splash pad,  playground upgrades, and courts for sporting activities, such as basketball, volleyball, or ping pong.
  • $150,000 for the Longfellow Park All-Inclusive Playground

    Comforting Hearts/Washington Free Methodist Church, in partnership with the Washington Parks Department, will utilize READI funding to construct an all-inclusive playground at Longfellow Park. The playground will feature a protective rubber surface to allow those with wheelchairs and mobility devices to access new inclusive play equipment, including sensory panels and activity walls, seesaw, slides, crawling tubes, climbing pods, swings, and whirl spinner.