INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Leaders at Washington Township Schools are proposing a new operations center to include a school bus depot.
It would be located at 91st Street and College Avenue, and some neighbors say they don't want it.
Many came to the Nora Public Library Thursday with hopes of sharing their concerns with the Nora Northside Community Council. Instead, the president of the council said news of the depot came as a surprise, and no one was prepared to explain it to the public because they didn't have detailed information.
"To hear that this Nora Northside Community Council, which remains informed on everything in this area, to know they were blindsided, it feels very uncomforting and shady," said Jacob Katz, a parent who opposes the bus lot.
Katz questioned if this is the right move and what impact new construction would have on home values.
"I've literally lived here my entire life, and I just happened to — 10 years ago — officially move into this part of the community. I feel very strongly that this is not good for the community," said Katz.
Other parents say getting the measure approved will be a long process, and they hope school board members remain in tune with the community.
"They're going to need to make sure it really fits within the community because it's currently a bunch of soccer fields. Change is not easy in this neighborhood, so they're going to have a lot of families ask, 'how does this impact me?'" said parent T. Ray Phillips.
A Washington Township school board meeting is scheduled for Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.
Click here for more about the proposed 91st Street Operations Center.