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Mayor's Blog

Jun 30th, 2017
11:40 AM
about 2 years ago

Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.”

Khalil Gibran – Lebanese writer/poet

There is a great amount of construction work underway in Jasper.  Much of it is from our wonderful companies who are building commercial structures, a clinic and homes. Other projects are those the city is involved in and here’s an update for you:

We have over 20 street projects, numerous sidewalk improvements and much stormwater work underway.  We are also performing repairs and updates in all our utility departments and in many parks.  I’d like to thank city staff and our summer help for a job well done.

Smithville Fiber continues its giga city buildout.  You can learn more about their project at https://jasper.smithville.com.

Work at The Parklands of Jasper is ahead of schedule.  Formation of a center pond, foundations for the bridge, parking and The Pavilion are well underway.

It’s almost time for residents to move into Jasper Lofts, the 67-unit workforce apartment complex on the old JOFCO property at 13th & Mill.  Across the street, Miller-Valentine is wrapping up demolition work for Vine Street Lofts on the site of the former Jasper Wood Products.

The River Centre development by Boxer Girl recently received formal approval of tax credits from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation which enables them to complete the pre-construction planning.

Finally, the Jasper Arts Commission and the Jasper Public Library Board have awarded a design and construction document contract to CityWorks of Louisville for the Jasper Cultural Center.

Jasper is advancing toward what it will be!

Mayor Seitz