NewsPublic Affairs / June 12, 2017

Indiana Project Gets Share of $5 Million For Knight Cities Challenge

Gary's City Church Ruins Garden project, which will transform a historic, abandoned church into a ruins garden and event space.Gary, City Church Ruins Garden, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Knight Cities Challenge2017-06-12T00:00:00-04:00

DETROIT (AP) — The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation says 33 projects across the U.S. will share $5 million as winners of the Knight Cities Challenge.

Winners announced Monday include Gary, Indiana. The city will get $163,333 for its City Church Ruins Garden project, which will transformi a historic, abandoned church into a ruins garden and event space. 

The winning projects seek to help attract and keep residents, expand economic opportunities and create a culture of civic engagement.

Other communities include Aberdeen, South Dakota; Biloxi, Mississippi; Bradenton, Florida; Columbia, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; Detroit, Michigan; Duluth, Minnesota; Grand Forks, North Dakota; Lexington, Kentucky; Macon, Georgia; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; San Jose, California; and Wichita, Kansas.

 

 

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