Olde Town Revitalization


Represents the historical central business district of 
Map of Olde Town UpdateFountain. As with many national cities, the historical centers of activity have lost its patrons due to suburban sprawl. Over the past few years, Fountain has embraced its roots and seeks to revitalize its core with the attraction of new business back to Olde Town.

The Olde Town boundary and projects map can be accessed here. Download JPEG Olde Town Map


Arrival SequenceIn 2017, the Town Design and Gateway Interstate Aesthetics project started through the on-boarding of THK Consulting to aid with design standards for the southern most corridors of the City of Fountain. 

The US 85 Gateway and Olde Town districts provide an extremely important first impression factor for the City. Redeveloping, revitalizing and creating design standards for these districts facilitates an environment for future investment, development and growth while maintaining the small town, unique atmosphere that the City of Fountain embodies.

Project "Mission Statement" - To formulate design and aesthetic standards (guidelines) for commercial structures and public space within the Fountain Olde Town and U.S. 85 Gateway districts.

Please visit the Fountain Urban Renewal Authority website to learn more about this important project, seeking to be adopted by City Council in Q4 2017.

US85 Urban Renewal Progress

Main StreetOlde Town is located is a subset area with the US85 Urban Renewal Area. Several plans have been adopted through the collaboration of City Council, Fountain Urban Renewal Authority, and the public at large.

 - May 2009 marked the adoption of the Gateway Master Plan

 - April 2014 marked the adoption of the Olde Town Revitalization Plan 

 - April 2017 marked the Town Design and Gateway Interstate Aesthetics project with THK Consultants. 

Click here to learn about these projects and more that the Fountain Urban Renewal Authority (FURA) is working on!

Olde Town Steering Committee

Committee MeetingIn June 2016, the Olde Town and abutting Gateway districts’ neighborhood and businesses were reconvened to collaboratively share information on:

- CDOT US 85 Repaving; Ohio and Illinois Roadways and RxR Crossings
- New Pedestrian Enhanced Corridor Project
- Proposed 2016 Enterprise Zone
- New Historic Grant Opportunity
- Beautification Pilot Program
- Formation of an Olde Town Steering Committee

The Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the City and FURA on projects that impact Olde Town.

To learn more about how to participate, please visit 
Olde Town Steering Committee section or contact the Economic Development department at 719-322-2056.