ScoutMuncie is a project led by the City of Muncie  Historic Preservation and Rehabilitation Commission, and the Deleware County Historical Society to gather information on property  conditions, occupancy rates, and potential historic structures.

Using the mobile phone app ArcGIS: Collector, volunteer and paid surveyors visited Muncie’s neighborhoods in order to collect the information – one property at a time. Between August 2015 to January 2017 with tremendous help from Ball State University students, preservation professionals, and community members, nearly 30,000 parcels were surveyed reaching the project’s goal of 100% survey completion for all of Muncie’s neighborhoods.

Grant support provided by Ball Brothers Foundation Rapid Grant and the Muncie Redevelopment Commission.

Why are we doing this?

There does not exist a comprehensive database of condition and historic significance of Muncie. The survey information can be used for a variety of purposes including:

  • Application for Local, State and Federal Grants
  • Update Community Plans
  • Data and tools for Neighborhood Associations
  • Data for City and County officials
  • Data for Disaster Response
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Potential Historic Designations