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Downtown Shelbyville: Planning for Revitalization

Ben Ross :: Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

The Downtown Shelbyville Facade Renovation Plan provides guidance for building owners seeking to improve their properties. The plan has helped to spark reinvestment and economic development in Downtown Shelbyville since its completion in 2010.

The Downtown Shelbyville Facade Renovation Plan provides guidance for building owners seeking to improve their properties. The plan has helped to spark reinvestment and economic development in Downtown Shelbyville since its completion in 2010.


Shelbyville, Indiana, is the county seat of Shelby County and is one of only five county seats in Indiana to feature a Philadelphia or Lancaster plan Public Square, where the streets intersect at the middle of each side of the square. The downtown commercial district wraps around the square and extends along Harrison and Washington Streets and Broadway. This area is contained within the Shelbyville Commercial Historic District, listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Mainstreet Shelbyville was established in 1997 to encourage downtown revitalization, economic development, and historic preservation. In 2008, Mainstreet Shelbyville began a facade grant program, providing downtown building owners with assistance for exterior rehabilitation of historic buildings in the Shelbyville Commercial Historic District.

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