New York-based Rob DeRocker, who is paid up to $125,000 a year to promote Carmel, said he’s pushing the movie idea because the city is becoming more telegenic and “movie-genic.”
Chris Jensen, who is running unopposed in Noblesville’s mayoral election, plans to create two positions that will be equivalent to the city’s existing deputy mayor position.
The city council this week unanimously approved a new pilot parking program that is intended to simplify the city’s parking ordinance, which has been in effect since 1989, before the Hamilton County Judicial Center was built and Noblesville’s population surged.
The petitioners say the project represents a new phase of downtown redevelopment. Previously, much of the redevelopment took the form of adaptive reuse, but now the area is beginning to see new construction.
Old Town plans five commercial/office buildings that would range from 2,000 to 8,000 square feet, site plans show. Plans call for up to 240 apartments, 46 townhomes, 30 condominiums and 10 single-family homes.
The Carmel City Council on Monday night unanimously approved a resolution to increase the county’s income tax by 10 percent to pay for 911 operations, joining Fishers, Westfield and Noblesville in supporting the tax hike.
The downtown Zionsville winery would build a vineyard and new winery on Michigan Road. Also: Regions Bank plans a Whitestown location, Spencer Farm adds winery to its offerings and two companies open for business in Carmel.