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City of Bloomington, Indiana

Trades District Public Engagement Opportunities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 23, 2017

For more information, please contact:

Alex Crowley, Director, Department of Economic & Sustainable Development, 812-349-3418, crowleya@bloomington.in.gov

Trades District Public Engagement Opportunities

Bloomington, Ind. - The Redevelopment Commission and the City of Bloomington cordially invite residents to an Open House on January 30th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the atrium at City Hall, 401 North Morton Street. The event will be an informal opportunity for interested residents to meet with Mayor John Hamilton, City staff and the Anderson + Bohlander design team to review Trades District design materials for the first phase of infrastructure improvements on the property. Following the open house, the design proposals will remain available for viewing in the City Hall atrium through February 10.

"This presentation of current design proposals is a continuation of the community outreach efforts that resulted in the 2013 Certified Technology Park Master Plan and Redevelopment Strategy. The plans have become more detailed and specific, and we welcome continued public input as plans evolve," said Mayor Hamilton.

In addition to the displays and also through February 10, a webpage for reviewing current plans and offering comment online will be active at bloomington.in.gov/trades.

The Trades District, a 12-acre portion of the Bloomington Certified Technology Park, is envisioned as a place of innovation, attraction and job creation for the City of Bloomington. Located just north of City Hall on the land formerly occupied by the historic Showers Brothers Furniture Company, the Trades District is designed to serve as a thriving cultural and economic destination for the larger community.

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