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Daily Local News – December 7, 2016

12/7/16 A story published in the Herald Times about local white nationalists provoked varied community responses this week; Monroe County Officials are discussing streamlining the county’s zoning code as it applies to the urbanizing area just outside Bloomington city limits; Project Porchlight— an effort designed to engage local residents with energy-saving opportunities in their home—occurred in October this year. FEATURE …

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Daily Local News – October 12, 2016

The Bloomington Plan Commission has approved a housing project associated with the planned Tech Park, also known as the Trades District; Bloomington Bagel Company owner Sue Aquila has cleared one more hurdle in her effort to create a new home for her business; The National Center for Education Statistics finds that about one-fifth of new public school teachers quit before …

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Daily Local News – September 13, 2016

Park South, a mixed use development planned for the southeast corner of Hillside and Henderson Streets, is moving forward after receiving approval from the Bloomington Plan Commission; The Indiana Supreme Court has issued a new rule that could dramatically reduce the number of Hoosiers held in jail awaiting trial; Elizabeth “Bet” Savich, Bloomington’s Volunteer Network Director, has been appointed to serve a …

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Daily Local News – August 30, 2016

A new investigative report from the Indianapolis Star has revealed that the state of Indiana has spent millions of dollars on tax incentives for companies that offshored more jobs than they created; The Indiana State Department of Health reports the infant mortality rate amongst the state’s black population is twice that of the overall state average; City parks officials are …

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Daily Local News – August 18, 2016

Mayor John Hamilton announces plan to increase affordable housing in Bloomington; Levels of disinfectant byproducts in Bloomington’s drinking water are on the decline; Mayor John Hamilton announced upcoming changes in Bloomington’s sanitation program; the Bloomington Plan Commission gives conditional approval to rezone six acres to allow for a student oriented apartment complex; Classes at Indiana University begin on Monday, and …

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DLN – July 14, 2015

Last night the Bloomington Utilities Services Board gave the go-ahead for a one-point-two-million-dollar painting project at the Redbud Water Tank and the Dillman Road Wastewater Treatment Plant; The problems with implementing Bloomington’s zoning rules for commercial businesses came up last night at a meeting of the Bloomington Plan Commission; The Indiana Department of Revenue will conduct what it calls Tax …

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The College Mall Is Getting A New Look; I-69 Interchange Site Grading Approved

The Bloomington Plan Commission has approved a redevelopment plan for the northeast corner of The College Mall. The proposal includes the new Wholefoods Market that is moving into the current Sears property. It also includes a Panera Bread outlet along 3rd Street and a B.J.’s Restaurant along College Mall Road. The owners of the mall, the Simon Property Group, had …

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Plan Commission Mulls New Parking Garage

The Monroe County government is still waiting for a verdict on their plans to build a parking garage after more than two hours of debate Monday night. The eight-story garage would be next to the County jail on Morton Street. It would have 268 spaces reserved for county employees. The County needs approval from the Bloomington Plan Commission, which heard …

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Daily Local News – February, 16, 2015

The influx of proposed developments in Bloomington is raising concerns at the city’s Commission on Sustainability. Last week, Rebecca Swanson gave a report to the Commission and listed five projects that she called “eye openingly large.” She included the recent passage by the Bloomington Plan Commission of a 30-foot height variance for a hotel on Kirkwood Avenue. FEATURE Last week …

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Decision unclear on building apartment behind 4th Street business

The owner of a local restaurant building was left wondering September 8th whether he’d be allowed to build apartments behind the business. The Bloomington Plan Commission did not come to a clear decision about the project at India Garden on East 4th Street. Some members of the Commission cited concerns about other recent developments downtown. Commission member Pat Williams said …

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