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City Council Moves to Restrict Downtown Development

Bloomington City Council members are working to limit the heights of new, downtown development. In their ongoing revision of the city’s comprehensive plan, council members voted unanimously to remove language that would increase building heights to achieve maximum residential density. In last night’s meeting, Council member Isabel Piedmont-Smith authored the amendment to strike the language from the plan. She says …

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Daily Local News – January 11, 2018

Bloomington City Council members are working to limit the heights of new downtown development, the Sophia Travis playground at Karst Farm Park is getting a makeover, the Indiana legislature is considering revising Indiana’s alcohol laws, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb addressed the state legislature in his State of the State address on Tuesday night. FEATURE Indiana’s legislature passed a law last session …

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Bloomington Plan Commission Approves Downtown Development Limits

The Bloomington Plan Commission voiced its support last night for temporary changes to the city’s Unified Development Ordinance that would limit downtown development. Proposed amendments would change parameters for what’s termed as by-right developments. By-right projects are those that adhere to current zoning code and therefore don’t require Plan Commission review. According to Commission meeting documents, the proposed changes are …

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Eco Report- July 13, 2017

Eco Report is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, issues, and events in order to foster open discussion of human relationships with nature and the Earth and to encourage you to take personal responsibility for the world in which we live. Each program features timely …

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Daily Local News – April 24, 2017

The Bloomington Peace Action Coalition is organizing a rally this Wednesday to oppose actions by President Trump; A last-minute effort to kill the controversial Bloomington annexation succeeded on Friday night; The Bloomington Plan Commission put plans for an upscale mixed use development on hold last week. FEATURE Scientists and Science supporters raise their voices across the globe on Saturday, which …

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Crossed Circuits – Tech Park Development Encounters More Delays

The Bloomington Redevelopment Commission and City administrators have been in conversation the past few weeks over the design of Bloomington’s Certified Tech Park. In their meeting August 1st, Commission members were asked by city administrators to approve a contract with the urban design firm Anderson Bohlander to design and engineer streets and sidewalks that would subdivide the Tech Park for …

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Lily Foundation Endowment Funds Education and Workforce Development

The Lilly Endowment, Inc. recently awarded grants totaling $42 million in support of regional development initiatives in southwest and central Indiana. WFHB Assistant News Director Sarah Vaughan spoke with Community Foundation President Tina Peterson about the 17 million dollar education and workforce development aspects of the initiatives.

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