Design Committe


Design takes advantage of the visual opportunities inherent in a downtown by directing attention to all of its physical elements: public and private buildings, storefronts, signs, public spaces, landscaping, merchandising, displays, and promotional materials. Its aim is to stress the importance of design quality in all of these areas, to educate people about design quality, and to expedite improvements downtown.


Committe Members:
  • Steve Robinson (Hoosier Tools and Treasure owner)
  • Kent Abraham (Indiana Historic Landmarks)
  • Peggy Dickson (Ohio County Community Foundation)
  • Mike Northcutt (city employee)
  • Bill Dichtl (Museum director)

2010 Goals
  • Administer the RECAP 2.0 grant
  • Partner with American In Bloom
  • Partner with Port Authority with riverfront Master Plan
  • Create a paint up fix for the whole city
  • Plan for a blighted area (2nd street)
  • Promote "Rebuild America Loan"