Silent protest over development held during Broad Ripple parking garage opening
A dozen protestors upset over a proposed retail-residential project in Broad Ripple showed up at the ribbon cutting for the new garage Thursday.
They held a silent protest holding signs reading "keep Broad Ripple local" as the mayor and others dedicated the garage at College and Westfield.
Brownfield Investments wants to build an $18 million project across the street with a specialty grocery store, five-story apartment building and three-story garage. It also hopes for financial help from the city to cover infrastructure improvements.
Opponents say the project is too big for Broad Ripple. They also oppose a "big box" store rumored to be a Whole Foods.
Rudy Nehrling with the Good Earth, in Broad Ripple for 40 years, says it will "change the character and feel of the village."
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