Hurt feelings continue over Northwest Indiana town’s creation: Merrillville, Ind. experiencing now a little of what Gary did 40 years ago. This is a discussion of my hometown, which was never anything but sprawl. The town seal shows not just the year of its founding, but the exact date: Dec. … Continue reading
City of Bloomington Sanitation Data 2004-2012. Before 2004, the City disposed of its unrecycled trash at the Monroe County Landfill at a rate of $28/ton. The Landfill, a distance of about 12 miles from downtown Bloomington, closed in mid-2004; since then, the City has availed itself of the next nearest … Continue reading
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission just issued this news release today. I feel like a proud papa. IURC News Release Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission 101 W. Washington St. Suite 1500 E. Indianapolis, IN 46204 For Immediate Release April 19, 2013 Contact Information: Danielle McGrath | (317) 232-2297 IURC Requests … Continue reading
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.
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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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