Bremen Downtown Revitalization Preparation Moves Forward

Preparations for a downtown revitalization project in Bremen are moving along. That’s according to Bremen Director of Operations Trend Weldy.

“JPR started inspections in the basements in all of our downtown businesses and all of the sidewalks,” said Weldy “They’re in all of the buildings downtown inspecting the basements to make sure there aren’t any stairways we didn’t know about or vaults we didn’t know about. So they’re in the process of doing that.”

The downtown revitalization project includes new streets, sidewalks, curbs and lighting. INDOT has delayed the project a bit so they can fund more aspects of the project.

INDOT has already earmarked $1.2 million for this project which includes lowering the streets 12 inches in the downtown area. Weldy previously said that INDOT has come in and laid more asphalt than was milled off over the years so all of the curbing is gone. It’s caused flooding issues in all of the businesses.

The project is expected to begin in 2020.