Silent protest over development held during Broad Ripple parking garage opening

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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." wants your feedback! What do you think about the project? Leave a comment below.