Earlier this year, the Greencastle community was one of two cities in Indiana designated as a Stellar Grant Community.
This grant may provide up to $19 million to support projects to enhance Greencastle's downtown and the DePauw neighborhoods.
On Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray and DePauw President Brain Casey will hold a public forum to update the community on the status of the Stellar Grant.
After their presentation, there will be a hosted question-and-answer period for audience members.
The Stellar Grant Public Forum will be held in Watson Forum in the Center for Contemporary Media on DePauw's campus.
The event will be broadcast live on WGRE radio (91.5 FM) and Greencastle local access channels 2 and 3.
The event is sponsored by WGRE Radio and the Greencastle League of Women Voters. It is free and open to the public.
Greencastle's Stellar Communities grant proposal was approved in March by the State of Indiana as one of two pilot projects (North Vernon being the other community).
The Stellar Grant may provide as much as $19 million over the next three years to support core projects designed to enhance the economic, cultural and residential vitality of Greencastle's downtown and the "South Court" neighborhood which connects it to the university.
The scope of the project ranges from streetscape improvements to economic development initiatives and historic preservation efforts, primarily focused on the square and in the surrounding neighborhood.