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Cicero Community Development

For any questions regarding building permits, inspections, commercial and residential developments, subdivision plats, signs and demo permits, please contact the Cicero Planning Department at (317) 984-5845 or email Planning Director, Frank Zawadzki at fzawadzki@townofcicero.in.gov.

 

The Town of Cicero’s Community Development Department works with the Town Council and Town Departments to assist in finding grant funding for identified projects in the Town of Cicero. Some of these projects have included:

  1. Town of Cicero Small Business COVID-19 Grant Program in 2020. Total grant amount $134,888.00.
  2. Town wide Branding and Logo Development – ongoing process
  3. CLEAN Community Program participant – ongoing process
  4. Main Street Revitalization Grant and Historic Preservation Grant through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs with a match from participating business owners for facade improvement in 2018-2019. Total grant amount $545,216.00.
  5.  East Jackson Street:

    Community Crossings Matching Grant 2018 is a grant program through the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).  The Town of Cicero received a grant of $538,572.67 for the East Jackson Street Road reconstruction project that included milling and paving of the road, new sidewalks, and curbing.  The Town was able to provide additional match to complete the project with new lighting and electricity components and pedestrian friendly crossings to include new bump outs.  The investment of the project was over $1 million dollars.

  6. Cicero Pier (Cicero Parks Department project) – project completed September 30, 2017.  The Town of Cicero received a grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs for $50,000.00 for the project.  Total investment of the project was nearly $125,000.00.
  7. Accessible Kayak/Canoe Launch at Red Bridge Park (Cicero Parks Department project) – project completed September 2018.  The Cicero Parks Department received a CreatINg Places crowdfunding grant from the Indiana Housing and Community and Development Authority (IHCDA).  Our goal was to raise $7,500.00 through crowdfunding for the project and we raised over $12,000.00.  IHCDA granted the Town $7,500.00.  The total investment of the project was over $45,000.00.
  8. The Town completed a study for the intersection of Jackson Street and Main Street in February of 2018.  The purpose of the study was to determine ways to improve pedestrian and vehicular safety in this busy area.
  9. The Town completed a Trail feasibility study in February 2018 to connect our trail system.
  10. In 2017, the Town completed a Municipal Building Study to determine the best location for a new Municipal Center.
  11. Our Town Cicero, the Town of Cicero, and the Cicero Parks Department completed a Downtown Pocket Park Feasibility Study in February 2018.  The purpose of the study was to determine the layout to a full pocket park at Short Street and Jackson Street.
  12. 2016 and 2017 Community Crossing Matching Grants used to complete various milling and paving projects throughout the Town of Cicero.  The Town received $365,397.00 in 2016 through the grant program and $447,860.25 in 2017.

For any questions regarding building permits, inspections, commercial and residential developments, subdivision plats, signs and demo permits, please contact the Cicero Planning Department at (317) 984-5845 or email Planning Director, Frank Zawadzki at fzawadzki@townofcicero.in.gov.

Shae Kmicikewycz, Community Development Coordinator

shaek@townofcicero.in.gov