The two blocks on the western edge of Carmel's Arts & Design District are residential, at least for now, but that’s expected to change as the population grows by 1,500 every year and the city continues its quest to create a walkable community.
A fast-growing city like Fishers can add thousands of new residents in just a few years. But several state funding allocations are based on population numbers the U.S. Census Bureau collects only once a decade, which could grossly underestimate the city’s density.
Raju Chinthala, a Carmel resident, is on a mission to get Asian-Americans registered to vote and eventually running for office. He formed the Asian-American Indiana PAC to support candidates from either party.
Merchants Bank of Indiana plans to move its corporate headquarters into a 100,000-square-foot building to be constructed in Carmel's Midtown development. The $25 million project also will contain a multi-vendor retail operation.
The issue has been at the heart of the mayoral campaign in Carmel this year, with incumbent Jim Brainard and challenger and Carmel City Council President Rick Sharp consistently citing different numbers and sources.