The development, proposed for the southwest corner of Wheeler Road and 181st Street, could be started in spring 2019 and open in fall 2020 if approvals are received and fundraising goals are met, YMCA and school officials said.
Heartland Food Products Group said it plans to leave its offices at Clay Terrace for a bigger headquarters within 18 months. The move would allow the firm to add about 130 employees.
The proposal from Paul Rioux, owner of Platinum Properties Management Co. LLC, is for a 309-acre development and would keep the golf course open.
The local recipients are produce distributor IF&P Foods, parent of Indianapolis Fruit and Piazza Produce; and Wild Sports, which makes sports-themed tailgating games and accessories.
Formerly known as Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse, the $10 million facility with eight hardwood courts for basketball and volleyball will be called the Pacers Athletic Center.
Westfield residents want to keep the city’s only public golf course open, but so far, any project that could do so hasn’t been able to tee off.
The company recently chosen by the city of Westfield to run concession stands at Grand Park has racked up more than 30 food-inspection violations—including multiple infractions for mouse droppings—during its short tenure operating the restaurants in the Grand Park Events Center.
Sue and Chris Estep, owners of RoundTripper Baseball Academy in Westfield, say they met with Mayor Andy Cook to discuss the possibility of relocating to Grand Park.
The city of Westfield’s contract with Carmel-based Urick Concessions, which has been operating the outdoor food stands at the sports complex since it opened in 2014, ends Dec. 31.
The 65,000-square-foot-plus facility for Pro X Athlete Development would feature 44,000 square feet of open turf, full-length batting cages, weight room and golf simulators.
Zionsville and Plainfield are still in contention to land Little League International’s Central Region headquarters, but Westfield has apparently struck out.
The mismatched identities causes problems, especially for businesses, because ZIP codes determine the city used in an address.
A locally-based subsidiary of Japan-based Toyota Industries Corp. plans to spend $8 million to build a 90,720-square-foot factory east of U.S. 31 near 196th Street.
No particular industry sector appears safe from the impact, as the county’s unemployment rate falls below 3 percent. Companies in health care, information technology, advanced manufacturing and construction are all struggling to find workers.
Word of the training camp’s move to Westfield leaked out Tuesday night, but further details were added by the NFL team and city officials at a Wednesday morning press conference at the Grand Park Events Center.
Team officials and officials from Westfield have scheduled a morning press conference to reveal “a major partnership that will make Westfield a destination for sports fans beyond youth sports,” the team said.
Westfield-based manufacturer IMMI announced plans on Monday to hire more full-time workers to keep up with demand for lap-and-shoulder belts for school buses.
Plans for the 856-home project, initially pegged at 780 acres, were introduced in August. Even after developer Pulte Homes made major revisions, the Westfield City Council on Monday scuttled the plans.