Warsaw Community Development Corporation is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 Indiana corporation with a mission "to further encourage the economic development of Warsaw's Central Business District through investments in people, buildings, businesses, and land."
The WCDC continues to create a better community by keeping downtown Warsaw an attractive, dynamic and unique part of the community.
In response to these objectives, WCDC works to combat community deterioration by promoting stability, growth, and development of business in the Warsaw community.
The corporation also works to promote the general welfare of the community through the preservation and protection of historic places and areas of historic interest.
Finally, WCDC strives to conduct charitable and educational activities necessary and appropriate in the Warsaw community.
ALLEYWAY IMPROVEMENT MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM
The purpose of the Alleyway Improvement Matching Grant Program is to stimulate efforts to improve the off-street exterior appearance of Downtown Warsaw’s commercial and business façades. The program has been funded by the City of Warsaw and will be administered by the Warsaw Community Development Corporation (WCDC). The program offers up to $5,000 in matching funds per applicant (dependent upon the scope of work outlined) per grant cycle, which may be under one or more grant applications. All grants awarded require matching dollar for dollar expenditures by the owner or tenant.
Funds may be awarded for off-street improvements as follows:
Up to $5,000 for building facades, awnings, & signs[note that the Façade Grant Program will not pay for signs unless they are part of an image enhancement project that includes improvements to the building]
For more information and for an application download the forms HERE!
Downtown Parking Information
Download the Final Parking Plan, adopted in 2013.
Download the Parking Brochure, updated in 2013.
Downtown Alleyway Improvement Program
Download information on the 2014 Downtown Alleyway Improvement Matching Grant Program HERE.
Downtown Rentals/Purchase Opportunities
Warsaw is fortunate to have over 1600 employees and residents in the downtown area. That coupled with the City of Warsaw's committment to the beautification of Downtown Warsaw makes it a great place to locate a business.
During warm weather months the WCDC will host open house events to showcase downtown properties that are for sale or lease. Please continue to check this website for the next open house event.
Rental/purchase opportunities are updated on a monthly basis. Please click HERE to view current properties.
Downtown Restaurant Guide
Download the Downtown Restaurant Guide HERE.
Need a bicycle rack in front of your business?
In an effort to create an interesting and pleasing atmosphere, the City of Warsaw has established a unified design theme for public utilities in the downtown district. The bicycle racks placed in public right of way contribute to this theme. If you are interested in having one of these bicycle racks placed in front of your property in the public right of way, please fill out this form and submit it to Tim Dombrosky, Assistant City Planner in the Warsaw Planning Department (contact information below.) Your request will be prioritized with an effort to efficiently provide the most benefit to the city’s residents.
Download the bicycle rack request form HERE.
WCDC 2014 General Sponsors
Biomet Bowen Center
City of Warsaw CenturyLink
Depuy, Inc. Dalton Corporation
Lake City Bank Farmers State Bank
PNC Bank First Federal Savings Bank
Zimmer, Inc. 1st Source Bank
Kosciusko County REMC
Warsaw Times Union
Kosciusko Community Hospital
Special thanks to the Dane and Mary Louise Miller Foundation, First Christian Church, Lake City Radio Group, Oldies 98.3 and the Warsaw Times Union for their continuous support of downtown Warsaw's First Friday events.