Today the Herald Times reported: Development at 223 W. Dodds Street, along the B-Line Trail that includes single-family homes, condominiums, apartments and commercial space received a favorable recommendation Monday, May 7, from the Bloomington Plan Commission. The proposal calls for single-family homes to be built on 12 narrow lots, a five-unit condominium building and two mixed-use commercial buildings with a total of four second-floor apartments. The homes and the larger of the two commercial buildings will face the B-Line Trail and have sidewalk connections to it. McDoel Gardens resident and developer Matt Press said he hopes to attract a restaurant to the larger commercial building, which will resemble a circa 1900 clapboard-sided train depot. The smaller commercial structure will be built to look like a circa 1900 carriage house.
The plans now to go the Bloomington City Council for its consideration.
For more details on the project please follow this link to the May 7 Bloomington Plan Commission Agenda.
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