M/I Homes of Indiana received approval from the Westfield City Council this week on a rezoning request for 28 acres south of State Road 32, so the property can be developed with 138 or so townhouses and up to 40,000 square feet of office space.
Government leaders in Anderson, Carmel, Fishers, Indianapolis, Noblesville, Westfield, and Hamilton and Madison counties, have joined together to secure funding for redevelopment and economic investment projects along the White River.
Under a resolution approved Monday, Westfield City Council members must now disclose whether they’ve received $1,000 or more in campaign contributions from a donor before they vote or take any action on a project originated by that donor.
The program, Build Fund, helps small businesses that are not ready for traditional bank loans receive affordable funding.
Roundup: Fishers might soon be getting a taco joint, an Asian tea franchise and a fast-seafood eatery. Also, a relocated veterinary clinic has plans to build next to a new Mexican restaurant in Carmel and part of a former Big Lots in Boone County is slated to become a new gym.
The Home Depot plans to invest $1 million in the project and create 18 jobs by the end of the year, with those jobs paying a minimum wage of $13.41 per hour.
Michigan-based Emagine said it expects to reopen the Noblesville theater this summer. The theater’s previous operator filed for bankruptcy last year.
The Lebanon City Council is set to consider special zoning in May to allow for new row-house and cottage-style residences to be built near Lebanon Business Park.
Chris Jackson is teaming with former Indianapolis Colts punter Hunter Smith to open the high-end campground next month.
Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita said the dealer sold cars online in a way that led consumers to believe the seller was a private owner. For its part, the dealer said it was a one-time occurrence.
Insurance giant Progressive is purchasing Protective in a stock deal worth $338 million. Protective, known as Baldwin & Lyons Insurance until 2018, is the Indianapolis-area’s 12th largest public company in terms of annual revenue.
Green District plans to take over the space on the southwest corner of Monument Circle that was previously occupied by Au Bon Pain.
The Fishers shop opens this week, to be followed later this year by locations in Indianapolis, Greenwood, Carmel and Zionsville.
Sahm’s Bar & Grill, which has been closed since March due to the pandemic, is reopening as Hoss Bar & Grill, a modern highway diner concept offering burgers, sandwiches, salads, a dinner menu, beer and cocktails.
The new company, contract drug developer INCog Biopharma, plans to build a $60 million facility and hire up to 150 workers by the end of 2024.
The Human Bean, which opened its first shop in 1998, is coming to Westfield. The local franchisee said he’s scouting Hamilton County for more sites. Also this week: Noble Roman’s, Big Woods and more.