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Daily Local News – November 17, 2015

Bloomington Police responded to a reported armed sexual assault at around 3:08 a.m. this morning at Brownstone Terrace Apartments off of East 14th Street; Yesterday, Governor Pence announced that Indiana would no longer be accepting Syrian refugees into the state, following the discovery of a counterfeit Syrian passport on one of the dead assailants in the Paris attacks; The School …

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Bloomington Approves New Commercial Building At 3rd and Washington

On Feb. 10 the Bloomington Plan Commission approved a plan for a new building downtown that would include a convenience store. The four-story building would also contain three apartments and room for additional businesses. The new structure is planned for the southwest corner of 3rd and Washington streets, on a site that has most recently been the location of a …

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New Cell Tower To Be Built Near Bloomington

The Monroe County Plan Commission gave its approval January 21 to a company seeking to build a new cell tower southwest of Bloomington. County Planner Jackie Scanlan told the commission there are no other towers near the proposed site, which is on East Lane, just west of State Road 37. Scanlan responded to a question from commission member Scott Wells. …

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State law changes regarding historic districts in Bloomington

At a meeting yesterday the Bloomington City Council discussed changing the city’s rules regarding historic districts. Most discussion surrounded a change that city attorney Patty Mulvehill said was required by state law. Conservation districts are less restrictive to neighborhoods than full historic districts, which require the city’s Historic Preservation Commission to approve all exterior changes to homes. Instead, designating an …

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Bloomington Plan Commission Delays Decision For Lots Under Construction on Kirkwood

The Bloomington Plan Commission held off on making a decision October 7th about the first phase of a major development project downtown along Kirkwood Avenue. The Bloomington-based firm, GMS-Pavilion Properties, has proposed development on five different lots downtown. The project would include new apartments and a new building for Old National Bank. Planning Department Director Tom Micuda described the project …

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