Routes and Ladders
Interstate utility service (Water and Sewer) is needed to continue to develop the Knightstown SR109 corridor.
While two gas stations and a Burger King have located on the north side of the I70/SR109 exit, there is no development on the south side of the exit at this time. There are no services for water or sewer available on either side of the exit.
The Knightstown utility service for water and sewer ends just beyond the grade school located on SR109. As a result, development from Knightstown on SR109 to interstate I70 has been sparce.
Additionally, local property owners and the current business located north of the exit have inquired about the possibility of purchasing water and sewer services from the town. Due to the high cost of construction to take the utility service from the town to the interstate, the town has not been able to provide these services.
A recent announcement by the Henry Community Health hospital that they have purchased property on the southwest side of the interstate exit has renewed Knightstown’s interest in taking utilities to the interstate exit.
Knightstown challenges FFC innovators to provide a unique solution to help Knightstown make the case to funders so that service can be provided at the I70/SR109 corridor which will aid in the development of property located along SR109.
Challenges by Town of Knightstown
Positioning Knightstown as a place people want to live – the next growth town.
Ambulance service attrition addressing concerns for healthy and safety of residents
Increasing access for residents to fresh food options
Increasing youth engagement in the Town of Knightstown