Public Comments Welcomed During Indiana 39 Corridor Plan Meeting – May 9th

2000px-Indiana_39.svgThe Ind. 39 corridor plan steering committee is wrapping up its part of the work and now the public is invited to learn about and comment about plans for the Ind. 39 corridor between U.S. 40 and I-70.

The open house meeting is May 9, from 5:30-7:30 pm at Hazelwood Christian Church, south of Clayton at 9947 S CR 0.

Early on in the process, beginning last May, the steering committee charged with charting future plans for this important gateway corridor discovered public interest is high, as 687 respondents weighed in with their on-line opinions.

The study delved into economic development, small-town planning and a corridor plan.

The economic development aspect looked at non-residential development recommendations for the Exit 59 area (Ind. 39 and I-70).

Small-town planning dealt with residential and non-residential development for Belleville, including infill, and the adjacent U.S. 40 corridor in both directions.

The actual corridor plan includes streetscape and design recommendations for the five-mile U.S. 40 to I-70 stretch while maintaining its existing rural characteristics, including conservation subdivisions and agricultural pursuits.

Committee work reviewed the county’s 2006 comprehensive plan, an economic development consultant’s analysis of the corridor, transportation issues, land use and utilities, and streetscape and design issues.

The steering committee, a legal subcommittee of the Hendricks County Area Plan Commission, aims at adoption into the county’s comprehensive plan by vote of the county commissioners.

For more information, contact Don F. Reitz at (317) 745-9254.

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