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Sep 11th, 2014
11:48 AM
about 4 years ago
Posted by
Rainey, Annisa

At the beginning of this year, we called attention to a number of objectives that the Town of Brownsburg would be working to complete in 2014. Now that we’re well past the mid-year point, it's the perfect time to provide a progress report.

The newest section of Northfield Drive, connecting S. Green Street to Hornaday Road, opened in June. Called South Northfield Drive, the road helps with traffic flow and is spurring significant economic development in the Wynne Farms area. Two residential projects are already under construction. Commercial developments underway or planned include Amazon Self Storage ($3 million), Rosemont Subdivision ($27 million) and the Northfield Crossing shopping center. With $3.5 million invested in the road construction, the Town expects to see a return of nearly $90 million in private investment over the next few years.

Speaking of traffic flow, we understand that your daily travels are impacted right now due to the West and East Northfield Drive construction. It is a temporary inconvenience, and long-term the addition of much-needed travel and turn lanes will alleviate congestion. More than $700,000 of street resurfacing projects are underway. Among local streets that will get overlays are: Odell, Maple Lane and Court, and Stadium Drive. See the full list and schedule.>>

The Town’s new Façade Improvement Grant is helping existing businesses get a facelift. Walker-Bray Tax was awarded $12,193 for soffits and gutters, windows and doors, lighting, iron railing, landscaping, and a privacy fence at 511 E. Main Street. Cochran Commercial Properties was awarded $8,695 to tuck point, repaint and landscape at 710 E. Main Street which will be the new home to Mowery Heating and Cooling Solutions. Cochran also was awarded $12,048 for new windows, awnings and other exterior work on the former Thrifty Supply located at 800 E. Main Street. Town  Council considers another 12 additional applicant projects on Sept. 25.

The new Brownsburg gateway signs are installed, welcoming all on Green Street at both the north and south end of town. Seasonal banners will let folks know what’s going on -- from the Brownsburg Farmers Market in the summer to welcoming race fans to the NHRA’s U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway over Labor Day weekend.

We are always working to do more with less, and for the third year in a row Town Council will approve a balanced budget that allows us to cut the tax rate. Town Council heard the first reading of the proposed 2015 budget on Sept. 11. The proposed 2015 tax rate will decrease from $0.9848 to $0.9725, which is a decrease of $0.0123 or 1.2 percent.

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