July 25th, 2019
What’s All this Talk …?
Channeling our inner Emily Latilla , we begin this week’s “3 for Thursday” with the query, “What’s all this talk about no parking?” Despite all the discussion regarding “walkability,” area residents still want a place to park close to their destination. The City of Carmel recently took the opportunity to create a fun little game show video that they call, “ Do You Know Your Carmel Parking ?” Check it out … we bet you’ll be surprised!
Line Items. Of no surprise to those who work with city or county leaders, August is the start date for the budgeting process for the next year. Next week (Wednesday Aug. 7 at 7 p.m.), Hamilton County’s non-profits will present their budget requests to the Hamilton County Council (as they serve as the financial power of the county). If you can’t be there in person, you can tune in to Hamilton County Television via the Internet . Meanwhile, city leaders in Carmel and Fishers will be going through similar exercises in the next few weeks as their department heads crunch numbers for “good/better/best” scenarios.
Bonds Bolster Boulevard . This week the Fishers City Council approved a $7 million bond issue to assist financing an apartment complex on Fishers Point Boulevard and Lantern Road. The $29 million project is just south of the Municipal Center, smack-dab in the middle of the Nickel Plate District. You may recall we mentioned this project a few months ago when Indianapolis-based Schannell Properties purchased more than a dozen homes to make way for the project. The 180 apartment units will be next to Cheney Creek Natural Area and its bike trail and will not be far from the to-be-built Nickel Plate Trail.
Burger-Mania . Another “burger joint” will be opening in Carmel next year – the long-awaited announcement from Wahlburgers that it will open its first Indiana restaurant in the Proscenium (northwest corner of Carmel Drive and Range Line Road … yes, the PartyTime property). The chain has reached a modicum of notoriety due to its ownership that includes Mark Wahlberg (yes, Marky Mark of boy-band fame turned leading man) and his bros Donnie (did you know he used to be in New Kids on the Block?) and the REAL talent in the family, Paul – a trained chef. Seriously, how many burger chains can Hamilton County hold? (Is it a saturated fat market?) Perhaps that’s a good topic for the next CarmelTV segment!