The purpose of the Vacant Lot Project is to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit, involvement in the community, communication skills, and collaborative teamwork.
Students in College Entrepreneurship and Introduction to Business Classes were challenged to come up with ideas for further development of the lot on the corner of 4th and D street in Fairbury. A sample of community members were asked to provide input regarding what they believe our community needs. Based on the information gathered, classmates Jax Biehl, Ethan McCown, James Olds, and Ethan Smith made decisions about what they believed would be the most feasible opportunities for development. Students took aerial photos of the lot using a drone to create a visual for the two development options. The proposal was presented to the Fairbury Planning Commision.