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February 16, 2014

Anderson locals' input sought on city projects

ANDERSON – What the major entrances into Anderson will look like in the future is the topic of a public meeting being conducted by the Anderson Economic Development Department.

The meeting, which is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Impact Center, 605 Nichol Ave., will be seeking input from local residents on several specific projects being planned by the city.

Greg Winkler, director of the Anderson Economic Development Department, said input will be sought on the Gateway project along Nichol Avenue to the west of Raible Avenue.

He said there is $300,000 available for the project. The Indiana Department of Transportation is providing $150,000 and the Tax Increment Financing District will contribute $150,000.

The project involves the removal of the asphalt in the former Edgewood Plaza shopping center between the Pizza Hut and Baxter Exterminating.

Winkler said the Anderson Redevelopment Commission wants to plant wild flowers in the area, walking trails, lighting and landscaping in the area.

The city is moving forward with plans to demolish three long-vacant business buildings along the Nichol Avenue corridor. The former Alac dry cleaning building, former Taco Bell and Hardee’s restaurant are all slated for removal.

Winkler said the city is also applying for up to $19 million in state funding for the hardest-hit areas of the city.

He said Anderson and Madison County are included in the same district with 12 other counties.

“We’re working on community and economic development projects,” he said. “Some will involve Impact Center programs.”

The projects will include the demolition of some residential properties. The three areas are:

u The Jackson Street corridor from Brown to Main street and 17th to 29th streets.

u Work along the Nichol Avenue corridor from Arrow Avenue to Raible Avenue and from West 11th to West 16th streets.

u Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from 16th to 25th streets and from Locust to Morton streets.

If you go What: Economic development meeting When: Tuesday, 5 p.m. Where: Impact Center, 605 Nichol Ave. Why: To get input from residents on proposed projects

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