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Daily Local News – February 13, 2018

Kilroys on Kirkwood, in downtown Bloomington, is facing a city challenge over its ability to operate in Monroe County; Tonight is the State of the Black Community in Bloomington City Council Chambers; INDOT’s project manager for Interstate 69’s Section 5 says work crews have moved more than 700 thousand cubic yards of soil since the State took over construction in …

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Kirkwood Condo Proposal Advances

The one hundred block of Kirkwood Avenue could look decidedly more modern when an empty parking lot next to CVS is replaced with a condominium project. The City of Bloomington’s Case Manager James Roach described the project in last night’s Bloomington Plan Commission meeting. The proposed development will contain more than two thousand square feet of commercial space on the …

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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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Study: Parking Meters Profitable for City

Jim Blickensdorf is a downtown Bloomington business owner, who admits he was at first skeptical of the metered parking. Blickensdorf recently chaired the first Bloomington Parking Commission and, as he tells WFHB News Director Wes Martin, his views have definitely changed. Blickensdorf talks about the Commission’s first annual report, its findings, and where we go from here, on today’s WFHB …

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Voices in the Street: “Construction downtown: Is it a curse or a blessing?”

If one walks or drives around downtown Bloomington one cannot help but notice that new buildings are sprouting like mushrooms after a rain. And one also starts to wonder whether this is a good or a bad thing. We have asked your friends and neighbors about their thoughts regarding downtown construction.

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Voices in the Street: “Do you think the stepped up police presence in peoples park was a good move?”

Recently, the Bloomington Police Department increased their presence in peoples park. The move came in response to complaints about aggressive panhandling and criminal activity. Voices in the street has asked your friends and neighbors whether you think that increased police presence downtown is a good thing?

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Daily Local News – June 15, 2017

A task force recommends the city of Bloomington hire more police, increase patrols, develop a new jobs program and take other steps aimed at addressing “downtown safety and civility issues”; The Bloomington City Council awards more than 285 thousand dollars in Jack Hopkins Social Service Funds to 22 Bloomington social service agencies; The City of Bloomington put two adjacent vacant …

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Switchyard Brewing Company to lease Jake’s Night Club

Bloomington startup, Switchyard Brewing Company, has signed a long-term lease for the former Jake’s Night Club building at 419 North Walnut Street. That’s according to a press release from the brewing company. The owners of the brewing company say they plan major renovations and a complete interior makeover for the 8,800-square-foot building. Company founder Kurtis Cummings says the location will …

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Daily Local News – April 27, 2017

Hoosiers are coming together this Saturday to participate in a march for jobs, climate justice and clean energy; A task force assembled by Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton is recommending more police officers patrol the downtown area; U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young met this week with officers and leadership from law enforcement agencies across Central Indiana to discuss a …

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Top Stories of 2016: What’s Wrong With Downtown Bloomington?

Today is number 1 on our countdown of the Top Stories of 2016. In this episode, we take a look back at the many ways Bloomington officials and residents have talked about – and acted on – issues in the downtown area during the past twelve months. Depending on who’s talking, there can be a long list of complaints about …

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