Posts tagged Development
Community Information Forum Keynote Speaker: Any Community Can Become 'Smart'

From Seoul, South Korea to Boston, Massachusetts, cities around the globe are tackling the world’s problems with “smart city” initiatives.Bob Bennett, Chief Innovation Officer for Kansas City, Missouri, says the conversation isn’t limited to big cities; any community can and must take steps now to become “smart,” or risk getting left in the dust of changing technologies.

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Normal Council Approves Trail East Developer

As Bloomington and Normal residents told Normal Town Council members Tuesday, they’re not against the proposed Trail East project, but their support would come with some specific terms.Council members unanimously authorized the Town to begin negotiations for a development agreement with Iowa-based builder Bush Construction for the proposed building at Uptown Circle.

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Editorial: Choose Maintenance, Not Expansion, for Bloomington Public Library

In June 2017, a majority of Bloomington aldermen endorsed a plan to keep the Bloomington Public Library where it is and signaled the library board to continue planning an expansion or new facility there. We support the City Council in this decision, which was reached after much deliberation and after spending more than $500,000 in City and Library funds for land purchases at that site, building demolition, site preparation and engineering/architectural consulting fees.

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Proposed Development May Alter Uptown Identity, Business Owners Concerned

On Tuesday, Council members will consider whether to begin negotiations with Iowa-based Bush Construction for its proposed $29.2M mixed-use building northeast of The Circle. The 1.28-acre development site includes the public Trail East parking lot and the Town-owned building currently housing The Pod, a local art and accessories shop, at 104 E. Beaufort Street. 

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