"We are just neighbors helping neighbors and together we can make a difference."
Per the request of the County Commissioners, we (HRC) have created a plan to design an interpretive courtyard area on Original Town, Block 2, Lot 7.
The drawing to the right shows a preliminary outline of what we have in mind for that area.
• On the existing brick wall we would place 4 to 6 frames, so that local art can be
displayed and then switched out once they become too weathered. The frames will be a combination of 4ft by 8ft and 8ft by 8ft in size. This framing method will also allow for artist to work on their murals during winter months.
• We would like the area to have a minimum 24-inch retaining wall around the area to prevent cars from driving up into the area.
• We also propose a concrete slab on the land closest to the alleyway. This will be used
to place porta-potties for use during peak activities in the downtown area.
• There would also need to be a slab for the gazebo type structure.
• The pathways will be no less than 60 inches wide to accommodate the ADA Accessibility Guidelines.
To complete the project, our goal is to replace the current trashcans, flower pots and add a few bike racks along Center Avenue also know as HWY 87. We also plan on refurbishing the current wrought iron grates around the trees and acquire an arborist to advise us on how to promote healthier trees downtown.
The city has agreed to help with labor and possibly future CTEP funds.
We plan on applying to First Interstate Bank Community Foundation for funds.
And to apply for a grant thru Arbor Day Foundation for trees.
HRC will actively conduct fundraisers to help pay for project.
We have also applied to the Billings Foundation for a grant to help with costs.
Our hope is to engage the downtown businesses for assistance with the cost of the
trashcans, flowerpots and bike racks.
Volunteers will do the wrought iron refurbishing with HRC providing any needed supplies.
The following outline is what we hope to get done with help from those funds.
(All prices are estimates)
HRC Main Street & Beyond Project – 2010
Downtown Beautification & “The Courtyard”
Just checking to see if
what we want,
will all fit...
Looks good so far!
This page is the progress and the story behind our most intense project yet, located at 3rd Street and Center Ave.
May 17, 2011 - Getting 2 new trees for the HRC Courtyard
Thank you City of Hardin
May 19, 2011 - GREAT NEWS!!! We just received a grant from Town Pump to help with our downtown/courtyard project.