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August 2022 News Releases

Convention Center

City Proposes Plan to Activate Convention Center Expansion

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City Reports Eight New COVID-19 Employee Cases

Eight City workers have reported positive results of COVID-19 tests since the July 28 update, including three Parks and Recreation (Parks) employees, one City Hall (City Hall) employee, two Bloomington Fire Department (BFD) employees, and two Bloomington Police Department (BPD) employees.

Street Paving

Mills Pool Closes for the Season; Griffy Lake Nature Preserve is Celebrated; and 17th Street Reopens to Two-Way Traffic

Numerous infrastructure improvement projects are underway this season to advance community goals, including safety, sustainability, accessibility, equity, economic vitality, and quality of life in Bloomington. The City will provide regular public updates on a range of these improvements as they progress. City departments coordinate with one another, as well as with private developers, to minimize impact to Bloomington residents and visitors. 

Winston Thomas Site Entrance

City Considers Relocating Utilities to the Winston Thomas Site

During its August 1 meeting, City of Bloomington Utilities (CBU) staff recommended to the Utilities Service Board Property and Planning subcommittee the potential relocation of the CBU Service Center to the former Winston Thomas Wastewater Treatment Plant site. After reviewing the Winston Thomas Site master plan (, including its proposal to relocate the service center, the subcommittee asked CBU staff to proceed with a preliminary financial analysis in anticipation of a possible project design study. 

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City Commission on the Status of Women to Honor Local Women at Women’s Achievement Celebration

The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women announces the Women’s Achievement Celebration “Reflecting Back, Moving Forward,” which will take place on August 19, 2022 at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts at 505 W 4th St in Bloomington.

4th Street Public Art

Community Invited to Celebrate Urban Fabric Art Installation at the 4th Street Garage

The City of Bloomington invites community members to celebrate Urban Fabric, the art installation at the Fourth Street Garage. Guests are invited to see the artwork up close and enjoy music by the Sergio Ospina-Romero Trio.