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May 2019 News Releases

Press Release: Bloomington Commission on Sustainability Recognizes Impactful Business, Individual and Nonprofits

The Bloomington Commission on Sustainability announced the winners of its second annual Sustainability Awards Wednesday, May 29 at the Bloomington City Council meeting.

Press Release: City of Bloomington Proposes Increased Protections Against Harassment for Contractors

The City of Bloomington, in order to strengthen protection against harassment for those who do business with the City, is proposing changes to the municipal code and to its personnel manual.  

Press Release: 2019 Survey Results Highlight Bloomington’s Cultural Life, Parks and Sense of Community

Results of the second biennial city-wide survey were presented at the May 29 meeting of the Bloomington City Council.

Press Release: City of Bloomington Hosts Trades District Launch Party and Ribbon Cutting

The community is invited to gather at the intersection of Maker Way and North Madison Street Friday, May 31 at noon for a ribbon cutting and launch party for the City’s new innovation district.

Press Release: Fourth Street Garage Design to Be Presented June 3; Trades District Garage Site Approved

Decommissioning of the Fourth Street Garage is continuing throughout May and June and the location of the Trades District Garage has been determined.

City of Bloomington Utilities Repairs Water Main Break on East 10th Street, Issues Boil Water Advisory for Woodbridge Apartments

A boil order advisory will be in effect until 8 a.m. Sunday, May 26 for those customers who experienced an interruption in water service at the Woodbridge Apartment complex. Please use caution in the area of East 10th Street and North Pete Ellis Drive.

City of Bloomington Repairing Water Main Break on East 10th Street

City, BEDC and Chamber Partner to Launch New Online Economic Development Tool

New digital platform will highlight Bloomington’s advantages and offer critical market research in one easy-to-use location, supporting businesses and entrepreneurs.

Bloomington Joins U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Cities and Communities Program

In the process of becoming a LEED-certified city, Bloomington will receive financial assistance, educational resources and technical support to increase and enhance practices that support a sustainable, healthy, and equitable way of life.

Showers Classic Trivia Competition Celebrates Historic Preservation Month

Trivia teams will compete to win prizes donated by CFC Properties and Indiana Landmarks in this history-themed trivia competition.

Scheduled Water Main Replacement Will Affect Traffic on Jordan Avenue

Both lanes of Jordan Avenue will be closed from 10th Street to 7th Street until work is completed on or before June 28. 

Sidewalk Accessibility Improvements to 9th and Washington; Two Fourth St. Garage Designs Under Consideration

The project, being performed by Groomer Construction, will improve sidewalk accessibility along Washington Street from 9th St. to Smith Avenue as well as along 6th St. from Rogers St. to Indiana Ave.

City of Bloomington Takes Indiana Landmarks’ Top Award for Rehabilitation of The Mill

Built in 1915, The Mill is one of the buildings that remains from the Showers Brothers Furniture Company complex that once occupied fifteen acres west of Morton Street in downtown Bloomington.

City of Bloomington and Habitat Announce Launch of Osage Place

Osage Place will be a community of around 50 homes, located on eight acres of undeveloped land on the southwest side of Bloomington, west of the intersection of Rockport and Rogers Roads.

City of Bloomington to Partner with Area 10 and IU Health to Pilot New Senior Center

The partners are currently securing funding to launch a pilot program offering social and recreational opportunities for area seniors in an existing, centrally located facility.

City of Bloomington Utilities Continues Fire Hydrant Maintenance During Week of May 13

Customers may notice fluctuations in pressure and/or discoloration of their tap water during hydrant maintenance.

Youth Participatory Budgeting Initiative Expands with Call for Delegates

Youth Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which young community members decide how to spend part of a municipal budget.

Brighten B-town Initiative to Mark Zone One Completion May 13, Fourth St. Garage Design Process Incorporates Public Input

he Brighten B-town initiative marks its first milestone Monday, May 13 at 8:30 a.m. in People’s Park with a celebration of the completion of service delivery to the first of ten geographical zones slated for coverage.

Boil Water Advisory In Effect In Hyde Park Neighborhood

A boil order advisory will be in effect until further notice for 61 homes along Winston, Atlee, Bricklin, Churchill, Thatcher, and Wyndam.

Bloomington Parks and Recreation, IU Health Host Annual 50+ Expo May 8

Ninety exhibitors are scheduled to attend the 50+ Expo to share information on active aging, health care and wellness, volunteer opportunities, assisted and senior living facilities, insurance and investing, and more.

City of Bloomington Repairing Water Main Break in Hyde Park Neighborhood

Please use caution in the area.

Bloomington Neighborhoods Invited to Participate in 19th Annual Celebration June 1

The City’s Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) Department hosts the celebration, whose theme for 2019 is “Lighting the Way.”

City of Bloomington Utilities Performs Fire Hydrant Maintenance During Week of May 6

Customers may notice fluctuations in pressure and/or discoloration of their tap water during hydrant maintenance.

Walkers' Safety Enhanced at Clarizz and Moores Pike, Brighten B-town Initiative Nears Completion in Zone One, and Paving Begins Along North Dunn

Since April 1, crews from across City departments -- Parks and Recreation, Public Works, and Utilities -- have been working together in the first of ten geographical zones slated for coverage.

League of American Bicyclists Recognizes Three Bicycle Friendly Businesses in Bloomington

The City of Bloomington renewed its Silver-level designation, and Lennie’s and Envisage Technologies received Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) awards for the first time.

City of Bloomington and Habitat Partner for Affordable Housing Announcement

The event will announce a partnership between the City, HFHMC, and local private supporters that will substantially increase the city’s affordable housing stock over the next five years.

Ride with the Mayor/Bikes Month Kick-Off Event & Social Hour Rescheduled for May 13

Join Mayor John Hamilton Monday, May 13 for an easy-paced ride around the city starting from Showers Plaza at City Hall.