Fishers using eminent domain to acquire Geist park site

January 20, 2018

The city of Fishers is looking to take control of land along Geist Reservoir where officials want to build a park and beach.

Fishers last spring announced plans for the 69-acre park on the last undeveloped parcel along the lake, which is largely surrounded by expensive homes.

Property owners turned down a $9.7 million offer from Fishers, The Indianapolis Star reported. The city then began the eminent domain process in Hamilton County court to obtain the land. A judge has appointed three appraisers to determine a fair market price by Feb. 4.

Fishers spokeswoman Ashley Elrod said city officials are continuing negotiations with the owners. Fishers wants to begin construction in 2019 along the 1,900-acre lake that straddles the Indianapolis-Fishers line.



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