Greensburg welcomes new buildings, exit of trailers
City Hall is finished, and more projects are wrapping up soon.
By Edie Ross – The Hutchinson News
Greensburg residents are noticing – joyfully – that a community staple since the May 2007 tornado is starting to disappear.
As more businesses and public buildings are completed, the doublewide trailers that temporarily housed city offices, businesses and even the hospital are headed out of town.
The Greensburg City Hall project is completed and the Kiowa County Memorial Hospital building and the Kiowa County United strip mall building are wrapping up soon.
On the heels of that will be the new Greensburg school building, which should be ready to house students next fall.
And, after enduring pothole-ridden streets for two and a half years, residents are looking forward to a street reconstruction project that, depending on weather, should wrap up next spring.
Each new building or project is being built to varying degrees of sustainability, progressing the community’s green initiative.
And, the community continues to set its sights on economic development, although Greensburg leaders acknowledge that the recession has slowed progress in that area a bit.
“We have people every day who are investigating opportunities here,” said Mayor Bob Dixson. “We follow up with each one and we believe that when the timing is right, we’ll see more progress in that area. We’re very optimistic about that.”