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May 2020 News Releases

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City's Bryan Park and Mills Pools Will Not Open in Summer 2020

The Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department today announced that its two outdoor pools will remain closed for the summer in order to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19.

Bicentennial Bonds Projects Progress on Seventh Street, Lower Cascades, and Beyond

Seven public improvement projects announced in Bloomington’s bicentennial year as a gift to its future are making significant progress this spring.  Proposed by Mayor John Hamilton and supported by a $10 million bond approved by the Bloomington Common Council in 2018, the projects will add miles of new greenways and trails, reactivate downtown alleyways, expand the city’s tree canopy, and create attractive gateways to the community.

Ivy Tech Plans to Return Waldron Arts Center to City of Bloomington

Updated Historic Structures Survey Data Now Searchable at City Website

The results of the Bloomington Historic Sites and Structures Survey of more than 6,000 city addresses may now be searched at the City of Bloomington website via myBloomington and at the B-Clear open data portal.
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Kirkwood Pedestrian Enhancement Project Progress, Paving/Concrete Updates

The City of Bloomington continues to advance projects enhancing safety, transportation, economic vitality, and quality of life this spring.  Improvements to city streets, parking facilities, and bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure are among the essential activities permitted to proceed by state and local regulations and in compliance with current public health guidelines. 

Bloomington Transit Launches Summer Break Schedule Monday, June 1

Starting Monday, June 1, Bloomington Transit (BT) will begin operating most routes on a summer break schedule, with several important changes.  Please note the following features of this summer’s schedule:

Kirkwood Pedestrian Enhancement Project and City Garages Progress, Paving Schedule

The City of Bloomington continues to advance projects enhancing safety, transportation, economic vitality, and quality of life this spring.  Improvements to city streets, parking facilities, and bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure are among the essential activities permitted to proceed by state and local regulations and in compliance with current public health guidelines. 
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City Announces Cancellation of 2020 Fourth of July Parade, Delay in Opening Outdoor Pool Operations

Decision about outdoor pool operations is pending.
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City of Bloomington Accepting Applications for Community Development Block Grants CARES Act Funding

Local agencies that serve low- and moderate-income households in Bloomington may now apply for federal assistance to alleviate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Kirkwood Pedestrian Enhancement Project Progess, Plus Paving and Road Improvement Updates

The City of Bloomington continues to advance projects enhancing safety, transportation, economic vitality, and quality of life this spring. 

City of Bloomington Utilities Begins Water Main Replacement Project on Courthouse Square

The City of Bloomington Utilities’ (CBU) program to update the city’s water transmission and distribution system proceeds this week with the replacement of a water main near the courthouse square.  Starting today, crews are working in the block bounded by West 6th Street, West 7th Street, North College Avenue, and North Walnut Street, and in the alleys in that block. 

CBU Begins Final Stage of Demolition at Decommissioned Griffy Plant

The City of Bloomington Utilities Department (CBU) has begun demolition of the decommissioned Griffy Water Treatment Plant this week.  Located on North Dunn Street on the northern edge of the lake, the plant supplied drinking water sourced from Griffy Lake from 1925 until 1996, when Lake Monroe became Bloomington’s sole water source and the plant was taken out of service.  

City of Bloomington Utilities Issues Precautionary Boil Water Advisory

During repair of a water main on South Coppertree Drive this morning, some City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) customers were temporarily disconnected from water service.