House Bill 1386, which would also tweak a 2015 law that deals with regulations for the vaping industry, was passed by Senate 63-30 on Monday.
For years, buildings in what’s known as the town’s “Legacy Core” sat vacant, but that’s slowly starting to change with offices, restaurants and retail shops renovating structures and opening doors for business.
The decision allows Zionsville to remain merged with Perry Township and keep the position of mayor.
Advertisements for traditionally low-wage jobs in hospitality and retail decorate major thoroughfares in the northern suburbs, offering management positions and higher pay as incentives.
The contentious case, which involves whether Zionsville has the authority to reorganize with Perry Township, has been through two courts and now is pending before the Indiana Supreme Court.
Most of the discussion at the hearing centered on whether Zionsville is adjacent to Perry Township, which is required under state law when governing bodies merge.
While businesses consider many factors before choosing where to locate, economic development experts say a community’s openness to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals increasingly is one of them.
Lauren Bailey, 24, the town’s first director of planning, is responsible for envisioning what the fastest-growing community in the state could look like in five to 10 years.
The Whitestown Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to petition the higher court to consider the case. Town attorneys also intend to ask the court to postpone the appellate ruling from taking effect until a final decision is made.
The battle between the two towns over Perry Township has heated up, with Whitestown demanding that Zionsville roll back moves it made in response to an Indiana Court of Appeals decision this week.
A fast-growing city like Fishers can add thousands of new residents in just a few years. But several state funding allocations are based on population numbers the U.S. Census Bureau collects only once a decade, which could grossly underestimate the city’s density.
The Whitestown Town Council will vote Tuesday on whether to appeal the ruling from the Indiana Court of Appeals allowing Zionsville to merge with Perry Township.
In the state’s fastest-growing county, Boone, the two fastest-growing towns both hope to stake a claim to unincorporated Perry Township.
Police stations across the country have started offering space for these business exchanges, saying it’s a win-win-win—strangers meet in a safe spot, police help prevent crime, and the danger of doing business on Craigslist decreases.
An unidentified buyer has agreed to acquire about 50 acres of high-profile land in Whitestown’s sprawling Anson development, retail broker Jacqueline Haynes said.
Two reverse-commute routes will serve the north Plainfield and Whitestown warehouse districts, taking workers from Indianapolis to major employers like Amazon, GNC, Ingram Micro and Tempur Sealy.
A Boone County judge has ruled that Zionsville can’t absorb the operations of Perry Township even if voters OK a reorganization plan that’s already on next month’s ballot.
Zionsville could remain a town and gain an elected mayor if residents approve a government reorganization plan that’s speeding toward a November vote.