Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Whole Foods! Woo-hoo!

The City-County Council approved development of the land at 86th and Keystone (west of Keystone) which will include residential condos and a Whole Foods grocery store. Many of you know we've been following this for months here at Feed Me/Drink Me, and while I could go on at length about the pros and cons of the situation, the bottom line is that developers went back to the drawing board *multiple* times to address the neighborhoods concerns and planning committee officials felt it did. Does rezoning the area violate the comprehensive plan? That may be something a lawsuit decides. Neighbors didn't want that parcel of land developed at *all* and while one in the paper says they don't want to become "Keystone at the Crossing", I hate to tell them that they *are* at Keystone at the Crossing.

So, support it, don't support it. The NORA council seems to have allowed mass development -- and not upscale development like this will be -- all along the 86th Street corridor. But an upscale new retail food outlet won't be a bad thing for that neighborhood. More from the Indy Star.

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