June 2, 2016, Muncie, IN – Cornerstone Center for the Arts and the City of Muncie recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Cornerstone Park. Jay-Crew was at the table from the very start of this project to turn an old industrial corner into a beautiful gateway park for Downtown Muncie. Jay-Crew oversaw the construction of the park and provided project management and landscaping services including plush greenery complimented by an array of flowers to surround the new public art piece entitled “EXTESS” by PROJECTiONE.
The ceremony featured live demonstrations from students and instructors of Cornerstone Center for the Arts followed by remarks from Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler, Jeff Robinson of Cornerstone, and Rick Zeigler of Community Enhancement Projects.
Cornerstone Park sits at 101 S. Madison St. at the former site of Holiday Cleaners. The development of the park was made possible through partnerships with Ball Brothers Foundation, Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, George and Frances Ball Foundation, Community Enhancement Projects, Zeigler Foundation, Muncie Sanitary District, Muncie Redevelopment Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, and Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler. The park was created as a gateway to Downtown Muncie and will offer new outdoor opportunities for the surrounding businesses and organizations. Cornerstone plans to utilize the new park for upcoming summer classes, workshops, and events.
“It is so rewarding to be a part of the team on this incredible community project,” stated Jay-Crew President Jason Brooks. “From project management to installation, we enjoyed working with the many partner organizations to make a space that Cornerstone, the surrounding businesses, and the entire community can enjoy.”