Committee to reconsider Broad Ripple development

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A glitch in a voting tally gives a controversial development project in Broad Ripple another chance Wednesday.

The Metropolitan Development Commission will meet to vote on a $1.5-million plan to build an office building in the 5900 block of North College Avenue.

Two homes would be leveled to make way for the building.

The commission originally rejected the plan by a 5-3 vote but one of the tallies was difficult to read so it will be reconsidered at a meeting Wednesday.

Proponents of the  plan, like Republican City-County Councillor Will Gooden, say it would be good for the area.  Wooden told Eyewitness News, "It's something that fits in the Broad Ripple plan as light commercial development."

Critics say it will diminish the character of Broad Ripple.  Some believe the College Avenue corridor is the 'gateway' to the Broad Ripple area; and the homes are an important element.

The Broad Ripple Village Association development committee has already approved the project.