Two resolutions approved Monday by the Westfield City Council call for a more thorough probe of Grand Park’s finances after a council member alleged one of the park’s contractors had diverted $470,000 away from the city.
The move by Mayor Andy Cook follows a controversy in July over contracts for Grand Park Sports Campus and his veto of a city council resolution for review and approval of all Grand Parks contracts.
In its second quarter, the Carmel-based company lost $32.3 million and saw year-over-year revenue plummet 42%, from $719.1 million to $419.0 million.
Even though Indianapolis-based Platinum Properties reduced the size of its proposed Grantham neighborhood, neighbors expressed concerns that the development will overload the already-taxed school system.
The city is taking on $25 million in sewer projects, including a series of new lines that will satisfy a long-term control plan required by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.
Jarrett and Lauren Silagyi were thrown from the high-powered boat and severely injured in the crash, which occurred when Daniel Towriss of Zionsville drove the boat into a South Florida jetty. The suit accuses him of drinking before the incident, but he has not been charged.
At least one person was ordered to leave the Carmel City Council meeting Monday for interrupting the council’s review of plans for 15 townhouses on the city’s north side.
Dr. Ryan Hungate, a Kokomo native who founded the medical-practice software firm in 2014, said he plans to spend up to $10 million to shift a majority of the company’s operations to Carmel.
Plans for the 169-home neighborhood come on the heels of a similar plan for the same site that won city approval over the objections of neighbors but never broke ground.
The $32 million plan includes 160 apartments, more than 400 parking spaces, and 30,000 square feet of commercial space for retail or office uses.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has offered JDA Worldwide and its newly created parent company, Prolific, up to $2.2 million in tax credits to support its expansion plans.
Mayor Andy Cook passively vetoed a Westfield City Council-approved resolution Thursday by not signing the measure, meaning proposed additional oversight of Grand Park’s contracts will not take effect unless the resolution is approved a second time by the council.
Described by city officials as the largest park in the country dedicated to a working farm, the 33-acre Fishers AgriPark at 11171 Florida Road is designed to offer an agricultural experience and educational opportunities about food production.
The lone council member to vote against the plan questioned whether now is an appropriate time to commit more money to a “nice-to-have” project.
Columbus, Ohio-based Washington Prime Group has told the city of Carmel it has decided to put the brakes on an ambitious plan to diversify the lifestyle center.
Cincinnati-based Lightship Capital is opening an Indianapolis-area office within three months to provide underrepresented entrepreneurs here access to a $50 million investment fund.
Construction of the $3.4 million Overley-Worman Park, a former 47-acre quarry near Eagle Creek and Zionsville Road, is scheduled to start later this year. It will bring mountain-biking trails and other recreation opportunities to Zionsville by early 2022.
The Westfield City Council on Monday eliminated Grand Park admission fees for city residents and imposed new oversight of park contracts after a council member alleged the group in charge of baseball operations had diverted almost a half-million dollars from the city.