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MAIN STREET: Streetscape concepts stand to beautify ’Busco

September 6, 2013

CHURUBUSCO — Revitalizing the appearance of Churubusco’s downtown has been the focus of the town’s Main Street Committee.

Lucas Konger, of Vintage Archonics, the architectural firm working with the committee, presented a streetscape study at the Churubusco Town Council meeting Wednesday. Concepts to beautify the downtown area included sidewalk enhancements, decorative lights and a center piece to place at the corner of U.S. 33 and Line Street.

Because the town earned a Main Street U.S.A. designation, several funding options are available. The designation was granted to the town last year and is awarded by a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The motivation for encouraging towns to earn the Main Street title is to place a spotlight on bettering downtown areas.

In recent months, options were presented to town residents in order to get votes as to what appearances were most desirable. Konger shared the results in his presentation, which revealed traditional style lamp posts, brick-paver sidewalks and decorative screens around trees. For the downtown feature attraction, an ornate clock was proposed.

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