Council approves district to fund flood protection in Rocky Ripple

(WTHR photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The City-County Council approved the creation of a district to provide money for flood protection in the Rocky Ripple neighborhood on the north side.

Councilors voted 21-1 in favor of the measure.

The Department of Public Works noted the district does not create a new tax, but instead would direct money collected from a positive change in property tax revenue assessed from properties in the district. The money will go toward constructing or maintaining the infrastructure to reduce the risk of flood damage.

"This is a historic opportunity to provide flood protection to the residents of Rocky Ripple and Butler University," said Dan Parker, director of the Indianapolis Department of Public Works.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Development Commission will provide a final review of the proposed district and take a vote on the plan Wednesday.

Click here to see a map of the included properties.

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