The Zionsville Plan Commission is giving Witham Memorial Hospital a second chance. During its Monday night, Aug. 19, meeting, the commission waived its one-year waiting period to allow Witham to file a new request to rezone the northeast corner of Michigan Road and 116th St. Witham was given an unfavorable recommendation by the commission during its June meeting citing a lack of detail with the project. The town council has tabled the matter indefinitely, effectively killing the project once the 90 day period after the commission's decision expires. The 90 day period will expire Monday, Sept. 16. Kent Frandsen, of Parr Richey Obremsky Frandsen & Patterson, who represents Witham, appeared before the commission to request the waiver. "We have filed a new application because we are under pressure from the owner to get this project going," he said. "We hope you will exercise your discretion to allow this project to move on, and if you decide not to, we hope the filing will be disregarded and the $1,300 we've spent to be refunded." Frandsen said the new project would be different from the original filing by adding three adjacent parcels totaling just more than two acres. "The scope changes from around 11 acres to just more than 13 acres," he said. "We are also relocating the line of delocation between (medical office use and neighborhood business uses)," he said. "We also hope to have more (medical office) than the original filing." See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.
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- Library patrons learn about herb gardening There are more than 300 species of thyme, which has antiseptic properties and has had many uses throughout the ages, including rubbing it into the eyes to bring about visions of fairies. "Which I would imagine, if you grind herbs into your eyes, you'd be seeing fairies," quipped Amy Mullen, The Fraudulent Farmgirl blogger and lead designer at Spotts Garden Service in Indianapolis.
- Zionsville ranked No. 1 safe place in state An analysis by staff at the Movoto Real Estate Blog found that the safest city in Indiana is Zionsville.
- Whitestown to have commuter bus service Commuter bus service is coming to Whitestown through the Central Indiana Regional Transit Authority.
- Plan Commission recommends approval for downtown study The downtown parking study and market analysis is one approval away from being added to the town's comprehensive plan.
- Downtown plan outlines strategies, goals The town of Zionsville is about to have another tool to help market and shape the future of the Village. A draft of the downtown Zionsville market study and parking analysis was presented to the working group Tuesday morning, June 24. It outlines several strategies and goals to help make downtown Zionsville more economically viable. The plan comes after the town adopted a strategic plan for the southeast quadrant of Zionsville as well as a comprehensive plan for the town.
- Zionsville local is crowned Miss Boone County Rachel Miller of Zionsville was crowned 2014 Miss Boone County 4-H Fair on Sunday, July 13. The 2013 Miss Boone County, Kate Emmert, was at the Witham Health Services Pavilion on the 4-H Fairgrounds to pass off her crown to Miller.
- Work set to begin on summer projects The Zionsville Community Schools Board of Trustees, at it's Monday, July 14, meeting, approved all summer construction projects and purchases for the corporation.
ZFD Knocks Down Fire
The Zionsville Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 7880 Circle Drive around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday night, July 9.
VIDEO: Fourth of July celebration fills Lions Park
Residents swarmed into Lions Park for Zionsville's Fourth of July celebration. The event included a watermelon eating contest, food, a kids area with inflatables, music, and of course, fireworks.
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