With less than a month to go before they take office Jan. 1, the five members of Whitestown’s next town council—three new councilors and two who will start their first full terms—are preparing to get to work in Indiana’s fastest-growing community.
Proposed pipeline stirs questions about who controls Indiana’s water
Consideration of a pipeline to pump massive amounts of water from Lafayette to the LEAP Innovation and Research District in Lebanon is revealing major gaps in Indiana’s water-rights laws, some stakeholders say.Read More
Plan for Whitestown junkyard site redevelopment causes concern for residents, councilors
Indianapolis-based Milhaus plans to build a 125-room hotel, a 228-unit apartment development and 75-for-rent townhouses in the initial phase of the redevelopment.Read More
Indianapolis Executive Airport completes runway extension project
The $15.2 million project extended the airport’s runway from 5,500 feet to 7,001 feet. Officials held a ribbon cutting and a ceremonial first takeoff and landing on Tuesday.Read More
Lennar Homes planning 85 new homes on northeast side of Lebanon
Liberty Village is the most recent housing development planned in Lebanon, which has approved about 800 new homes this year.Read More
United States Cold Storage announced Tuesday it has received approval from the Lebanon City Council for its plan to add 60,000 square feet to the facility and create 30 jobs.
Elise Nieshalla, a real estate investor and president of the Indiana County Councils Association, will replace Tera Klutz, who is stepping down Thursday despite having more than three years left in her term.
The move comes as the Indiana Economic Development Corp. faces pushback for its exploration of a plan to pump massive sums of water from Wabash River aquifers for a high-tech manufacturing district in Boone County.
The move comes as the state explores the feasibility of pumping as much as 100 million gallons of water from Wabash River aquifers for a high-tech manufacturing park in Boone County.
The move comes as the Indiana Economic Development Corp. faces questions about its plan to tap the Wabash River aquifer and withdraw as much as 100 million gallons per day for an advanced manufacturing district in central Indiana.
Meanwhile, the median sales price for a house in the 16-county area in October jumped 3.9%, to $299,000, from the same month a year ago.
The group, “Stop the Water Steal,” plans to lead a letter-writing campaign to local and state officials, urging them to stop the pipeline, slow its progress or minimize its impact on community water resources.
The move comes five months after the utility company agreed to supply up to 10 million gallons of water to the advanced manufacturing district by 2027.
Running unopposed in the Nov. 7 election, the former TV anchor is eager to move past Town Hall conflicts.
Since July 2022, the city has annexed a total of about 7,840 acres for the LEAP Lebanon Innovation and Research District, a planned technology and advanced manufacturing hub.
West Lafayette City Council members expressed a desire for more research from third parties and greater transparency from Indiana Economic Development Corp. officials, who they said have not approached them about the proposed pipeline.
Initial findings show that an aquifer connected to the Wabash River contains enough water to support a high-tech manufacturing district in Boone County without depriving the Greater Lafayette region of an adequate water supply, according to the Indiana Economic Development Corp.
Since July 2022, the city of Lebanon has annexed a total of 7,200 acres for the LEAP Lebanon Innovation and Research District, a planned technology and advanced manufacturing hub of 9,000 acres or more.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp., the state’s job-creation agency, intervened on behalf of the city in an effort to get the lawsuit dismissed.
The company, which makes salad dressings, sauces and marinades, employs 230 people in Lebanon and expects to add more.
Rosenberg talked with IBJ about the modern economic development landscape, his vision for the LEAP innovation district in Boone County and the rising cost of economic development incentives.
Paddock Place would bring the number of housing units planned to more than 700 near the future Eli Lilly and Co. manufacturing campus.
Gradison Land Development Inc. is looking to build Windswept Farms on 160 acres south of the intersection of County Road 425 South and County Road 700 East.