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Whole Foods decision on hold?

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The proposed development would be located on this site just north of the canal. The proposed development would be located on this site just north of the canal.
These apartments would likely be demolished. These apartments would likely be demolished.
A sketch of the proposed development. A sketch of the proposed development.

 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.




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