Whole Foods decision on hold?

The proposed development would be located on this site just north of the canal.
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 A decision on the Whole Foods development proposed for Broad Ripple will likely be delayed again.

The Metropolitan Development Commission is scheduled to hear the proposal Wednesday at 1:00 pm, but since only five of the seven members will be present, Rudy Nehrling told Eyewitness News developers and opponents have agreed to ask for a continuance.

Nehrling owns Good Earth Natural Foods in Broad Ripple. He is a leading opponent of the development planned for the northeast corner College Avenue and the Central Canal, saying it's too large and will hurt the character of the village.

Indianapolis-based Browning Investments says the development, at the site of a former Shell station, will draw a new crowd and more money to the area. Besides the grocery store, plans call for a five story, 103-unit upscale apartment building and a 355-space parking garage.

If the continuance is granted, the hearing will likely take place Oct. 16th.