Lebanon Reporter

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July 25, 2012

City plans for future development on I-65

Lebanon — The city of Lebanon is moving forward in creating a land use plan for the former Quality Inn property and an adjacent 600 acres along Interstate 65 at Indiana 39. The Lebanon City Council, the Redevelopment Commission, the Storm Water Board and the Utility Service Board held a special joint meeting Monday afternoon at the Lebanon Municipal Building to discuss creating a plan.

Lebanon Mayor Huck Lewis called the meeting to get a sense of how each entity felt about the proposal of hiring American StructurePoint to survey the land and come up with a plan for what it calls “good development.”

“I think this is one of the single most important things as far as economic development for the future of Lebanon,” Lewis said. “And I think it’s a critical time to do it.”

American StructurePoint would survey the property and take topographical information, which would drive an infrastructure plan. It would plan proper roads and utilities to make the land ready for development. It would then come up with a land use plan to distinguish different areas of the property for specific types of development — retail, manufacturing, apartments, etc.

See Wednesday’s Lebanon Reporter for more of this story or subscribe to the eEdition.

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