McCordsville issues call for artists

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After a January 2019 comprehensive study of the Mt. Comfort Corridor from McCordsville to Cumberland conducted by Urban Land Institute, town leaders have organized a coalition to implement the study’s findings.

The Coalition for Smart Growth includes leaders from McCordsville, Cumberland and New Palestine.

“One of the recommendations was to brand the corridor and install consistent signage along the 15-mile stretch of Mt. Comfort Road,” stated Ryan Crum, director of planning and building for the Town of McCordsville. 

To begin the process, a request for proposals from local artists has been released. Artists are asked to design a sign to brand and identify the Mt. Comfort Corridor. Signs will be 2 by 6 square feet and placed 1 to 2 miles apart.

Artwork will be selected based on creativity, relationship to the corridor and the ULI report.  The chosen artist will receive a $500 stipend through a donation by Hancock Health and NineStar Connect.  The signage is expected to be constructed this summer.

For the full request for proposals, visit any of the town’s websites and social media pages.


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