The 2002 Bloomington Growth Policies Plan. How should our garden grow? The GPP is the consensus document developed by the people of Bloomington. It is currently being updated (expected release date: 2014). For now, the 2002 version continues to drive our decision making. Vision Statement. This portion is the philosophical … Continue reading
“Future looks good for parking garage”, Steve Hinnefeld, Herald-Times, June 22, 1988. Describes the status of the second public parking garage ever built by the city (and the oldest garage still standing): Opened in December 1986. Cost: $3 million. Paid for by property tax bond issue — taxpayers throughout the … Continue reading
Originally posted 2013.01.23W; Updated 2013.02.04M Chapter 1 of The High Cost of Free Parking by Donald Shoup. This seminal book is the theory behind the mayor’s plan. The City of Bloomington 2007 Parking Study by Walker Parking. The City of Bloomington 2012 Parking Study Update by Walker Parking. B-TOP parking … Continue reading
LEED New Construction: On-site renewable energy.
2010 Census Block Map, Bloomington Township, Monroe County, Indiana In discussion of the decennial mandate to redraw the city’s council districts.
Bloomington, Indiana, 1954 map. Population (1950): 28,163. Approx. area: 4.50 sq. mi. Approx. density: 6250/sq mi. Bloomington, Indiana, current map. Population (2010): 80,405. Approx. area: 23.36 sq mi (Census). Approx. density: 3450/sq mi. Bloomington, Indiana: 1954 map superimposed on current map.
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Bloomington’s population was 69,291 as of the 2000 census. The 2010 census figures came out in February, and Bloomington is now officially 80,405, an increase of 16 percent. The news was quite a surprise. The Census Bureau was expecting us to shrink for the first few years of the last … Continue reading
A week ago, Saturday, August 13, was as quiet as it gets in Bloomington without it being a holiday. IU classes wouldn’t begin for two more weeks. By Monday the 29th, the full impact of 42,000 students on this city of 80,000 would be evident to all. Which is why … Continue reading
To remain competitive, Syracuse U. helps rehab its hometown. Continue reading