Bedford Moving Forward With Another Stellar Project

Posted: Updated:
Bedford was designated a Stellar Community in 2013. Bedford was designated a Stellar Community in 2013.
BEDFORD -

Bedford will use more than $2.6 million from the Indiana Department of Transportation for its Downtown Square streetscape project. The city says the project is part of the Indiana Stellar Community initiative.

Construction on the streetscape project is expected to begin this month. The planning process included meetings between city leaders and downtown merchants to discuss ways to make downtown Bedford more business-friendly. The funding also includes Community Crossing Grant funds, which will allow the city to address traffic and road condition issues. The plan includes a roundabout, street paving and new sidewalks.

Downtown revitalization has been a big focus for the city since its 2013 Stellar Communities designation. Bedford has been working with Lochmueller Group on the process. Major goals include providing residents with healthier lifestyle opportunities and encouraging economic development.

The projects are a sign of continued momentum in recent years. In 2015, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced it would invest more than $127 million in its Bedford Casting Operations and create more than 120 jobs. The plant makes parts used in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles. Last year, the more than $8 million Stonecutters Place Senior Apartments, which is a signature piece of Bedford's Stellar Communities program, opened in a building that dates back to 1920.

  • Perspectives

    • Ahh…Yes! Turning a Hot Mess into a Cool Breeze

      "Problems cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them," is attributed to Einstein over 75 years ago. This still holds true, particularly in challenging communications. Many people address conflict at the level it was created by rehashing and building more evidence for their ‘side’ of an argument. Repeating a position tends to intensify the separation of people.

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Aasif Bade (pictured left) is president and Patrick Chittenden (pictured right) is executive vice president of Ambrose Property Group.

      Waterside Developer: City Has 'Violated Our Rights'

      The chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Ambrose Property Group says the firm is preparing for litigation regarding the future of the former GM Stamping Plant site. In a response to a letter from the city of Indianapolis this week, Aasif Bade says the city's continued threat of acquiring the site of the $1.4 billion Waterside redevelopment project through eminent domain "has violated our rights and is harming the community by putting Waterside in a state...

    • Purdue Global Now Offers Analytics Degree

      The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that jobs in the field of data analysis are projected to grow 26 percent over the next ten years. Acting upon that data, Indianapolis-based Purdue University Global has launched a new Bachelor of Science degree program in analytics. 

    • Bob Stutz

      New Role For Salesforce Exec

      After three years on the job, Salesforce Marketing Cloud Chief Executive Officer Bob Stutz is moving into a new role. Stutz, who will remain in Indianapolis, is now executive vice president of strategic partners at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM).  Since arriving in Indianapolis, Stutz has overseen the establishment of the company’s regional headquarters in downtown Indianapolis, which included the Salesforce name being placed atop the state’s tallest building.

    • POET ethanol co. announced in Aug 2019 it was closing the plant in Cloverdale. (photo courtesy: POET)

      Cloverdale Ethanol Plant Closes

      South Dakota-based POET LLC, the nation’s largest biofuels producer, is moving forward with a plan to shut down its biorefining plant in Cloverdale, leaving 50 Hoosiers without jobs effective Friday. The company tells Inside INdiana Business that it is not making any changes to the plans announced two months ago. 

    • (photo courtesy of SupplyKick)

      SupplyKick Moving to Former Angie's List Campus

      An Indianapolis-based tech company is moving from its location near Mass Ave to the former Angie's List campus. SupplyKick, which helps businesses optimize their retail presence on Amazon, says the decision to relocate to the area, now known as Elevator Hill, is the result of continued growth and the need for more office and warehouse space. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Vice President of Marketing Peter Lazarz said Elevator Hill was a great fit for the...