Development in Fishers is approaching center stage, and we’re thrilled by it. The vibrancy of downtown might have received a boost Feb. 3, if the Fishers Town Council approved a plan for a mixed-use building and an adjacent parking garage. We went to press late last week, so www.currentinfishers and our Facebook and Twitter feeds will fill you in. We were hopeful of passage because we view the development as responsible. There is purpose in the project, and when that is the case it should bring only good things for the citizenry. With Mayer Najem construction firm’s announcement late last year of plans to relocate to downtown, and the apartment-and-retail project coming to the town’s center, this latest project should be icing on the cake. Talk about a kick-starter! The three projects will advance the progress downtown has enjoyed thus far and be crucial to the economic evolution of a town on the verge of becoming a city.
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Now that the ominously frigid temperatures apparently are gone with the wind, we’d like to issue a heartfelt “well done” to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Dept., which, via Nixle (www.nixle.com), kept us abreast of ever-changing weather conditions. Mark Bowen’s crew does a magnificent job using this service, and we believe you should take a look at it and use it. We’re fond of saying, “Weather happens” – and not only in winter. We rely on the feeds from Bowen’s office throughout the year. It’s a tremendous resource for anyone wishing to pay heed with respect to inclement weather, travel, general safety and protection. As Deputy Bryant Orem of the Patrol Division stated last week, “The yellow Travel Advisory for Hamilton County has been lifted and is no longer in effect. There are currently no advisories in the county. Wow!” Quite a ride it was.