Town of Plainfield to begin next phase of Downtown Redevelopment Plan

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The next phase of the Town of Plainfield’s Downtown Redevelopment Plan is starting to take shape.

The Town of Plainfield is now considering the recommendation to construct a new government center in conjunction with adding a new performing and fine arts center to downtown.

The plan is to construct the new facilities on the corner of Center St. and Main St. replacing the current Plainfield Municipal Building and directly across from the new parking structure that is currently under construction.

In December of 2017, the Plainfield Town Council adopted a Conceptual Downtown Redevelopment Plan with specific recommendations including the need for additional parking and establishing a potential entertainment attraction. The plan was developed after hosting several public input sessions and hiring Context Design to draft a guideline for redevelopment. Most recently, RATIO Architects was hired to study and provide design concepts for a new government center and proposed arts center.

The government center will be an adjoining building to the larger complement of the performing and fine arts center, designed to be a 600-seat auditorium to fulfill the public’s request of more entertainment in the Downtown District. The town is already working with the Hendricks County Arts Council as a partner for this new facility.

The government center and performing and fine arts facility would become the centerpiece of downtown Plainfield. The design concepts are the first of many steps in the process for consideration of the town council. In the coming weeks, town council will further review design elements and explore funding and fundraising options with the potential of a groundbreaking within the next year.

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