Centier, city team up to add streetlight near bank's new outdoor plaza

2013-03-26T18:15:00Z 2013-03-26T21:24:10Z Centier, city team up to add streetlight near bank's new outdoor plazaSusan Erler susan.erler@nwi.com, (219) 662-5336 nwitimes.com

CROWN POINT | A downtown corner will get street lighting in a partnership between the city and Centier Bank.

City officials on Tuesday agreed to install a light pole in a previously unlit area of East Street and Hack Court, near where Centier Bank plans an outdoor plaza to enhance its newly opened replacement bank.

The fixture, costing about $1,500, will match other ornamental streetlights in the downtown with a nostalgic, wrought iron look, city officials said.

Centier will install a separate streetlight in the outdoor plaza itself, bank senior partner Carol Highsmith said.

"You want to make sure people can enjoy the plaza day and night, and make it as safe as possible with good lighting," Highsmith said.

In talking with city officials, "we felt there probably needed to be a little more lighting on the public sidewalk, because there was nothing there," Highsmith said.

Centier opened its replacement bank in late January slightly west of the bank's earlier location on the southwest corner of East and Joliet streets, in a building designed to better match the historical look of the downtown.

The former bank building was razed in February. The plaza with greenery, a fountain and other amenities will be installed on the site of the old bank building and will match an outdoor plaza on the bank's east side at Main and Joliet streets. 

Installation of the plaza will begin when temperatures warm and is expected to take about a month to complete, Highsmith said.








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