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Town waives fees to accelerate $17.6M senior-living project

June 16, 2014
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Fishers will forgive as much as $300,000 in development fees to get a $17.6 million expansion project started by Aug. 1.
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Sundown Gardens moving from Carmel to Westfield

June 13, 2014
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Longtime Carmel garden center Sundown Gardens is transplanting its operations to Westfield, where it’s planning an outdoor showroom and an agritourism-focused retail area.
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Westfield schools sign Riverview as health provider, stadium sponsor

June 11, 2014
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Westfield Washington Schools has landed a 10-year, $1.2 million sponsor for the 5,000-seat football stadium it’s building at Westfield High School.
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Biotech firm Algaeon plans $25M lab in Westfield

June 10, 2014
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Indianapolis-based Algaeon Inc. plans to move its algae-growing operation to Westfield, investing $25 million and adding 25 jobs over the next five years. The biotech firm is seeking to phase in personal property taxes while it ramps up production.
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New name, same game for big Fishers employer

June 9, 2014
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Sallie Mae's loan-servicing operation in Fishers has a new name and a new look. Navient employs about 2,300 Hoosiers, including more than 1,400 in Hamilton County.
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Concert season drives business to Klipsch Music Center neighbors

June 9, 2014
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When crowds flock to Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, nearby businesses notice—and hope to cash in.
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Conner Prairie seeks funding to keep balloon ride flying

June 6, 2014
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By the end of Conner Prairie’s 2014 season, about 100,000 people will have taken to the skies in its tethered helium balloon—a high-flying attraction that soared to landmark status soon after it debuted five years ago.
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County continues to build case for State Road 37 overhaul

June 5, 2014
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Hamilton County officials are circling the wagons to prepare for negotiations over the future of State Road 37.
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Home-A-Rama shows off luxury housing in Westfield

June 4, 2014
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Less than a year after resurrecting its custom-home showcase, the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis opens the doors to its 2014 event today in Westfield’s tony Brookside neighborhood—signaling the return of high-end housing.
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Long-vacant Carmel restaurant to become pet center

May 30, 2014
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Plans are in the works to transform the former Lotus Garden restaurant in Carmel into a veterinary clinic with a pet spa, boarding facilities and a future bark park.
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Developer plans housing on former Carmel golf course

May 27, 2014
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Carmel-based Old Town Development LLC is planning to transform the former Sunrise Golf Club into a residential community targeting empty nesters.
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Apartments may be added to Noblesville mixed-use project

May 23, 2014
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The developer of a commercial project planned at State Road 37 and 146th Street is seeking a zoning change to add a 350-unit apartment complex to the mix.
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Developer seeks tax break for $11M medical office building in Fishers

May 19, 2014
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Indianapolis-based Cornerstone Cos. Inc. is working on plans for an $11 million medical office building near St. Vincent and IU Health hospitals in Fishers.
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Graeter's planning ice cream shop in Fishers

May 19, 2014
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Cincinnati’s famed Graeter’s ice cream is continuing its northern expansion, with plans for a location in Fishers.
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Fishers seeks to cancel tax break for failed Deca Financial

May 19, 2014
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The town of Fishers is taking steps to officially terminate a three-year property tax abatement offered to a debt-collection company that is winding down operations.
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Sharks decline to take Carmel firm's bait

May 19, 2014
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Carmel-based Baker’s Edge may not have landed an investment on the season finale of ABC hit “Shark Tank,” but co-founder Matt Griffin nevertheless feels good about the experience.
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Court OKs selling off Carmel firm's property holdings

May 16, 2014
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A Hamilton County court has approved the sale of nine central Indiana properties tied to Carmel-based CFS Inc., which is facing a state securities fraud lawsuit. Twice as many remain on the market.
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Roundup: Tilted Kilt in Carmel, plus beer, burgers, sweet tea and toys

May 15, 2014
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Sports pub chain Tilted Kilt is planning a Carmel location. Plus: new beer options, McAlister's remodels, and a local toy store closes.
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Slow going for new 106th Street exit on I-69

May 13, 2014
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It seems fitting that the process of adding an interchange to relieve congestion on Interstate 69 appears to move about as fast as, well, rush-hour traffic on Interstate 69.
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Westfield council OKs $2.5M to make way for mixed-use project

May 12, 2014
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The city of Westfield will help Westfield High School replace its aging football stadium, making way for a $40 million commercial development planned for the corner of U.S. 31 and State Road 32.
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Developer reveals plans for $40M Westfield project

May 9, 2014
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A Westfield-based investment group is working on plans for a $40 million “life wellness” development on land it’s buying from Westfield-Washington Schools.
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Carmel redevelopment panel OKs $730K deal with Palladium contractor

May 7, 2014
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Carmel Redevelopment Commission members have agreed to pay $730,000 to settle the final piece of a years-old legal dispute tied to construction of the city’s Palladium concert hall, which opened in 2011.
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Hanging out at HamCo election central

May 6, 2014
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Hamilton County's Government & Judicial Center is open to folks who can't wait to see election results. I'm here for now: Anything you want to know?
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Carmel could tap emergency fund for road repairs

May 6, 2014
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Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard wants to take $1.5 million from the city’s Rainy Day Fund to fix streets damaged by the unusually harsh winter. Plus: Council OKs revised arts grants.
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Primaries matter despite one-sided races

May 5, 2014
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Tuesday’s primary election is more than a practice run for November—especially in Republican-dominated Hamilton County, where partisan voters essentially are choosing the eventual winner.
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  1. Those of you yelling to deport them all should at least understand that the law allows minors (if not from a bordering country) to argue for asylum. If you don't like the law, you can petition Congress to change it. But you can't blindly scream that they all need to be deported now, unless you want your government to just decide which laws to follow and which to ignore.

  2. 52,000 children in a country with a population of nearly 300 million is decimal dust or a nano-amount of people that can be easily absorbed. In addition, the flow of children from central American countries is decreasing. BL - the country can easily absorb these children while at the same time trying to discourage more children from coming. There is tension between economic concerns and the values of Judeo-Christian believers. But, I cannot see how the economic argument can stand up against the values of the believers, which most people in this country espouse (but perhaps don't practice). The Governor, who is an alleged religious man and a family man, seems to favor the economic argument; I do not see how his position is tenable under the circumstances. Yes, this is a complicated situation made worse by politics but....these are helpless children without parents and many want to simply "ship" them back to who knows where. Where are our Hoosier hearts? I thought the term Hoosier was synonymous with hospitable.

  3. Illegal aliens. Not undocumented workers (too young anyway). I note that this article never uses the word illegal and calls them immigrants. Being married to a naturalized citizen, these people are criminals and need to be deported as soon as humanly possible. The border needs to be closed NOW.

  4. Send them back NOW.

  5. deport now

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