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City approves $15.7M senior-living center on east side

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A Cicero-based developer has won city approval to build a $15.7 million senior health care center at 16th Street and Arlington Avenue on Indianapolis’ east side.

The city’s Metropolitan Development Commission gave its blessing Wednesday after accepting in February an offer from Mainstreet Property Group LLC to purchase the property for $912,500.

The city had owned the nine-acre parcel since September 2004, when it bought the property formerly used by Raytheon Technical Services Co. LLC for $1 from the federal government.

Nearly half of the project’s cost could be financed by $7.4 million in city-issued bonds.

Mainstreet’s plans for the center call for 70 skilled-nursing and 30 assisted-living beds.
   
The facility is expected to create up to 150 jobs, Mainstreet officials said.

The project would be Mainstreet’s first newly constructed facility in Marion County. In 2006, it purchased out of bankruptcy the Highland Health and Living Center in Indianapolis at 2926 N. Capital Ave.

The company owns or co-owns 13 senior health care centers in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio, and has six more under development. It also plans to break ground on up to 12 centers by the end of the year, including a $13.3 million facility in Westfield.
 

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    Cronie Capitalism at work again... The taxpayers who cannot receive basic City Services without a tax increase ( all the while the Mayor cooks the books and HIDES TAX REVENUE IN TIFS) will once again finance private business....

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  1. I am not by any means judging whether this is a good or bad project. It's pretty simple, the developers are not showing a hardship or need for this economic incentive. It is a vacant field, the easiest for development, and the developer already has the money to invest $26 million for construction. If they can afford that, they can afford to pay property taxes just like the rest of the residents do. As well, an average of $15/hour is an absolute joke in terms of economic development. Get in high paying jobs and maybe there's a different story. But that's the problem with this ask, it is speculative and users are just not known.

  2. Shouldn't this be a museum

  3. I don't have a problem with higher taxes, since it is obvious that our city is not adequately funded. And Ballard doesn't want to admit it, but he has increased taxes indirectly by 1) selling assets and spending the money, 2) letting now private entities increase user fees which were previously capped, 3) by spending reserves, and 4) by heavy dependence on TIFs. At the end, these are all indirect tax increases since someone will eventually have to pay for them. It's mathematics. You put property tax caps ("tax cut"), but you don't cut expenditures (justifiably so), so you increase taxes indirectly.

  4. Marijuana is the safest natural drug grown. Addiction is never physical. Marijuana health benefits are far more reaching then synthesized drugs. Abbott, Lilly, and the thousands of others create poisons and label them as medication. There is no current manufactured drug on the market that does not pose immediate and long term threat to the human anatomy. Certainly the potency of marijuana has increased by hybrids and growing techniques. However, Alcohol has been proven to destroy more families, relationships, cause more deaths and injuries in addition to the damage done to the body. Many confrontations such as domestic violence and other crimes can be attributed to alcohol. The criminal activities and injustices that surround marijuana exists because it is illegal in much of the world. If legalized throughout the world you would see a dramatic decrease in such activities and a savings to many countries for legal prosecutions, incarceration etc in regards to marijuana. It indeed can create wealth for the government by collecting taxes, creating jobs, etc.... I personally do not partake. I do hope it is legalized throughout the world.

  5. Build the resevoir. If built this will provide jobs and a reason to visit Anderson. The city needs to do something to differentiate itself from other cities in the area. Kudos to people with vision that are backing this project.

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