When you think of how the Evansville region will look like in 2040, what do you see? Are we a family friendly region? Are we known for our extensive transit system? Are we known for our reasonable cost of living and exceptional parks facilities? Or maybe we are known for our abundance of available jobs or numerous well-regarded institutes of higher education? What steps can we take now to reach this preferred future for upcoming generations to enjoy?
These steps will be outlined in the Regional Plan of Sustainable Development – a plan that directly reflects the voice of residents living within the Evansville region of Henderson, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties.
Healthy Air: Healthy Communities - A positive and informative series, provided by WNIN, designed to educate citizens on how they can change their habits to improve our air quality. Episodes focus on efforts being made in transportation, air quality, and other areas.
Check out a full listing of the local farmers markets!
Did You Know?
Open windows at night. To take advantage of naturally cool night air, leave your windows open where it is safe to do so. In the morning, be sure to close them before
it gets warm.
A Neighborhood Conversation was held Saturday, October 19 at Bennett Memorial Church to share information about the initiatives being included in the East End Neighborhood Plan.
June 11 Open House at Urban Design Center to Review Top 10 Haynie’s Corner Projects
The following project summary boards were on display at the June 11 Open House. To view the PDF, click on the project titles.
- Revitalize the Alhambra Theater.
- Create and sustain an Urban Design Center to educate/advocate for sustainable development and high quality design practices in the region.
- Pursue a mixed use redevelopment project at Haynie's Corner.
- Install sustainable streetscape and parking improvements along Washington Avenue between Second and Third Streets.
- Develop an event/parking area between Adams Avenue and Washington Avenue.
- Trail improvements near Adams Avenue and Second Street.
- Gateway structures along Washington Avenue at Sixth and Eighth Streets that highlight entry to Haynie's Corner Art District.
- Install transit shelter at Adams Avenue and S.E. Second Street.
- Pilot a housing renovation and/or new housing construction project that incorporates sustainable design and gallery/production space for artists.
- Develop gallery and event space in Haynie's Corner.
- Other potential project ideas.
December 8 Workshop
SEAC hosted a follow up workshop on improving Haynie's Corner on Saturday, December 8, 2012. There were 50+ residents in attendance at the session.
A number news stations and the area newspaper were there covering the event. Check out Evansville Courier and Press articles and workshop agenda.
Participants were also encouraged to comment on a number of planning resources for the Haynie's Corner Arts District. Click below for more information.
Transportation (Trolley, METS, Greenway)
Arts District Overlay Zone
Site Assessment - Building Conditions
Site Assessment - Land Use
Site Development 5-10 Year Plan
Focus Area Potential 10 Year Plan
Focus Area Potential Rendering
Workshop a Success!
SEAC hosted a workshop on improving Haynie's Corner on Saturday, July 14. There were 75+ residents in attendance at the session. Many news stations and the area newspaper were there covering the event. Check out Evansville Courier and Press article here.
1/2 Day Neighborhood Gathering Workshop
Saturday, July 14, 2012 8:30AM – 1:00PM
Center of Hope Church - 808 SE Third Street, Evansville, IN 47713
Light Breakfast, Lunch, and Door Prizes!
8:30 am - Donuts, Refreshments and Conversation
9:00 am - Introduction
9:30 am - Generate Ideas
10:30 am - Break
10:45 am - Active Design Ideas
11:30 am - Lunch
12:15 pm - Presentation of Ideas Generated
SculptEVV Grand Opening
On June 8th and 9th, SEAC will participate in the preview and grand opening for SculptEVV that will be located in the Evansville Arts District. SEAC is a coalition of organizations in the Evansville-Henderson Metropolitan Area that are working with the Evansville Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Evansville Department of Metropolitan Development to prepare a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development. This plan will include the tri-county area of Henderson, Vanderburgh, and Warrick Counties with a special focus on the Arts District.
SculptEVV is a nationally advertised outdoor sculpture exhibition and part of the City of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana partnership to improve the quality of life for Evansville residents. The preview and grand opening for SculptEVV will be on the corner of Washington Avenue and Parrett Street. Approximately 50 artists entered designs in the SculptEVV with a dozen sculptures selected for outdoor display.
With entertainment and food available, please join us for the exhibition Friday, June 8th from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM and Saturday, June 9th from 10:00AM to 10:30PM.
Seac at Engage Henderson this Saturday!
This Saturday, Engage Henderson is hosting a follow-up session to a Design Charrette held two weeks ago on February 11. At this follow-up session, architects and planners will be coming back with ideas and sketches for East End projects.
When: This Saturday, February 25th
Time: 9 AM to 11 AM
Where: South Heights Elementary Gym
In addition, One Life Church is providing Engage Henderson with $10,000 in neighborhood grants that will be available to any person or group submitting projects to improve the East End neighborhood. Information will be available at the February 25th meeting.
Join SEAC and other local organizations as we help Henderson's East End neighborhood succeed.