Supporters say the rule will provide more transparency when city councilors vote on projects that benefit campaign donors. Critics say the change will benefit councilors who can bankroll their own campaigns.
As proposed, the Urban Apples concept would include an apple orchard, a cidery and family-friendly amenities.
The city of Westfield and Grand Park announced a framework last month to let commercial and institutional organizations use the 400-acre athletic facility as a research lab and product-testing ground.
The Westfield City Council voted Monday to override the mayor’s veto of its new campaign finance disclosure rule before also voting to withdraw a proposal to terminate its State Road 32 agreement with the state.
The company behind NinjaZone and Wright’s Gymnastics is set to build a 37,000-square-foot gymnastics, dance, preschool and athletics facility in Westfield’s Grand Park Sports Campus.
The Grand Park Research & Development Hub will use the 400-acre youth sports campus as a testing ground for new technologies, services and research projects related to facilities and activities in the sports tourism industry.
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.
YMCA of Greater Indianapolis COO Gregg Hiland told the Westfield City Council on Monday that the organization has had to revise its goals due to a slowdown in giving during the pandemic.
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.
Westfield-based EdgeRock Development is working to develop the Grand National Pickleball Center on a 25-acre site on the north side of 191st Street. The facility is expected to have 36 indoor and 16 outdoor pickleball courts.
The lawsuit was tied to an ongoing examination of the city’s finances.
South Bend-based Holladay Properties is asking the city of Westfield to grant it a tax abatement to offset the costs of developing three speculative buildings in NorthPoint Industrial Park.
The Westfield Redevelopment Commission voted 3-2 Monday to retroactively approve what previously had been an informal agreement with the company that manages the ball diamonds at Grand Park Sports Campus.
The State Road 32 expansion project in downtown Westfield hit a speed bump Wednesday when the Indiana Historic Preservation Review Board of the Department of Natural Resources voted to prolong the proposed route’s review by at least 30 days.
Jennifer Beck, a senior project manager for INDOT, appeared before the Westfield City Council to alleviate fears that an estimated $15 million project expanding State Road 32 from two lanes to four would cost the city far more than expected.
Westfield Mayor Andy Cook has filed two separate lawsuits against Clerk-Treasurer Cindy Gossard since the beginning of the year, and the city’s council is interested in finding out just how much public money is funding the ongoing legal battle.
The Westfield City Council president is questioning whether to move forward with a road-widening project more than a decade in the making over concerns that it will exceed its budget.
The Indiana Historic Preservation Review Board next week will examine the plan, which would require demolishing or relocating four commercial buildings in downtown Westfield’s historic district.
Bastian Solutions, which makes conveyor systems, robotics and other automated materials-handling items often used by the retail industry, has seen growth accelerate because of the pandemic.