In 1969 under Mayor George M. Haughn’s administration, Edward R. Hurley & Associates was hired to develop what is believed to have been Grove City’s first comprehensive development plan.  Hurley’s vision of Grove City in 1985 never developed. 

The proposal showed multi-story buildings, a pedestrian walkway along Park Street east of Broadway and a realigned Grove City Road, something that was under consideration several years ago.

There have been numerous plans for the Town Center since then but none as elaborate as the Hurley vision.