Hendricks commissioners OK concrete p...

Hendricks commissioners OK concrete plant

There are 12 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 23, 2008, titled Hendricks commissioners OK concrete plant. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Developers of more than 1,000 acres around the I-70 Exit 59 in Hendricks County have won rezoning for a controversial concrete plant.

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Jan

Louisville, KY

#1 Jan 23, 2008
This cement plant is going to be built practically in my cousin's front yard. They and their neighbors did everything they could to thwart the rezoning but the Hendricks County commissioners took no heed. I can't help but wonder who paid whom to get the rezoning passed? If any of the commissioners are seen soon with big fancy houses or cars, we'll know the answer!! It's pretty ugly when big business with lots of money bulldozes over private citizens who simply want to maintain their homes and live a decent life.
Randy

Brooklyn, IN

#2 Jan 23, 2008
Just because something happened that you didn't want to happen doesn't mean commissioners got paid. Yeesh!

Industry brings increased tax revenue to the county, and officials are loathe to turn down more revenue.

Additionally, these affected "neighbors" live across the border in Morgan County. They can't vote for Hendricks County officials. So nothing to worry about there.
Chad

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Jan 23, 2008
Jan's cousin and their neighbors may be sitting on some very valuable property when development starts growing in that area. Look on the bright side...it could turn into a huge money making opportunity.
Someone

Burbank, CA

#5 Jan 23, 2008
This is a residential area. Putting in a concrete plant in the middle of it will destroy property values, and as a resulut will decrease property tax revenue for the county. Plus with the rezoning the Plan Commission will have no say in what can actually be built (remember the asphalt plant?). This was a bad, bad decision.
Becky

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Jan 23, 2008
There is no thought put into appropriate development and planning in Hendricks County. Just put things wherever a developer wants. Just look at US 36 in Avon-what a development nightmare. Just now have the powers that be proposed a plan. What has it been? Twelve or Thirteen years since massive development started in that area.

My morning commute is through/near the area where the concrete plant will be. Today it is a very nice rural area. I hate to see what the next few years will bring. Since it isn't in a town, I have a feeling development will just run wild without thought to the necessary infrastructure, schools, and good planning.

I have a big concern about the interstate interchange at exit 59. It's barely capable of handling today's traffic. The thought of additional truck traffic is scary. This is not the county's jurisdiction. How many years will it be before it is improved?

This is urban sprawl at its worst.
A Mom

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Jan 23, 2008
Randy wrote:
Just because something happened that you didn't want to happen doesn't mean commissioners got paid. Yeesh!
Industry brings increased tax revenue to the county, and officials are loathe to turn down more revenue.
Additionally, these affected "neighbors" live across the border in Morgan County. They can't vote for Hendricks County officials. So nothing to worry about there.
Perhaps not, but as a resident of Monrovia who attended some of the meetings when this zoning change was scheduled to be discussed, it IS suspicious that as long as people were there actively agitating against it, it just kept being tabled and as soon as they had the opportunity to pass it without anyone there to protest against it, it passes.

I suspect the indidual who pointed out that the majority of those against it were in Morgan County, about whom the Hendricks County PC could care less, rings true, as well.

My biggest concern is the traffic at the I-70 interchange--it's already a nightmare with semis from the truck stop and traffic generated by a new housing development. Now throw 15 to 20 cement trucks into that mix--and that number comes from Sanders, not me.

It's just suspiciously convenient that the Hendricks county group approved this on the small section of Hendricks County below I-70.....
Anon

United States

#8 Jan 23, 2008
I think Monrovia needs a new sewage plant....somewhere on the Hendricks County line..!!!

“close the gate behind you”

Since: Sep 07

Lexington, KY

#9 Jan 23, 2008
that planning commision could care less about the neighbors or their concerns . as long as someone is building something somewhere it appears as though the county is growing .they think as long as there is growth it is good growth .
Old Roy

Newport, KY

#10 Jan 23, 2008
More jobs for Indiana. Way to go My Man Mitch!

Since: Jan 08

Brownsburg

#11 Jan 23, 2008
No, Mark Sanders is not idiot and as far him not having the capital my friend, he could buy and sell us both twice.
Jason

Owensboro, KY

#12 Jan 23, 2008
Maybe he can buy and sell us (not convinced), but unless you are his accountant, I doubt either of us know. All I know is that debt and overly ambitous business ventures can be make for a great facade of net worth. The fact is that he is greatly diminishing the potential of the area by grossly "under" developing that land. Why the hell not build it a few miles into Morgan County where the land is a fraction of the price? I doubt he even owns the land as of now, as he almost certainly has an option on it contingent on financing--just like everyother half-assed real estate venture of his.
Anon

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Jan 23, 2008
Why notg put the thing non Carr Rd. next to the one that's already there?? Oh Yeah, couldn't do that because they're building 4,000 sq. ft. houses in that area.
Typical "not in my backyard" Hendricks Co. Mentality. You can bet if this was a shopping mall that it wouldn't be put just outside the Monrovia city limits. This is a "turd" that brings in county revenue so we want to be sure it's somebody else's eye sore!!!

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