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Work underway for new master plan for Jacobsville

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It's a ground-level effort to give those who live, work, worship and play in the neighborhood, a chance to weigh in on its future. It's a ground-level effort to give those who live, work, worship and play in the neighborhood, a chance to weigh in on its future.

A major effort is underway to improve an Evansville neighborhood. 

In Jacobsville, there is work underway to get a new master plan for the neighborhood, but people are realizing they need to talk to those who live here to see what they envision for the future.

"I think that we should maybe take Franklin over to North Main," Moore said.

Stephanie Moore knows as well as anyone, Evansville's Jacobsville neighborhood has its share of struggles.

But she also knows there are people here willing to make things better. 

"They feel like their voices have been heard and they feel empowered that they can get things done for themselves in this neighborhood," Moore said. 

Moore is the director of Jacobsville. Join in.

It's a ground-level effort to give those who live, work, worship and play in the neighborhood, a chance to weigh in on its future. 

Right now, that's happening through a one-on-one interview process, asking four basic questions.

"What do you think are the strengths, weaknesses opportunities and threats here in Jacobsville," Moore said.

Becky Cook is one of the people conducting those interviews. She's the co-owner of M and M Auto Service, a Jacobsville staple since 1947. 

"I think it's a good opportunity to bring in business and to give people a good place to live and to not just pave it I want to see it grow," Cook said.

She's hoping a revitalization of Jacobsville will help business. But more than that, she says she's concerned about the decay she sees in the neighborhood and wants to do her part to help. 

"If you believe in this, it's gonna happen. If you don't take any interest in it, you know, you're just one less person that's going to be there to help it make it possible," Cook said.

End of February having a visioning session 

All Jacobsville will be invited to a visioning session to give their input, see everything that was gathered, and come up with solutions to problems.

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