CARMEL -- The City of Carmel is proposing to invest $217 million over the next three years in road work, roundabouts and infrastructure projects.
According to city officials, most people living in Carmel will see a small increase in property taxes to pay for the projects. It's the first time since 1993 the city has raised taxes for that purpose.
"We recognize that public investments do not come without cost. But spread out over time and across a landscape of more than 31,000 homes and 1,000-plus commercial properties, the average homeowner in a $200,000 house is going to pay just $22 more per year. Interesting too, is the fact that homes valued over $345,000 will see no no increase at all because they have reached the constitutional cap of 1% of gross assessed value," said Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard.
Brainard went on to say that the proposed improvements will help attract more businesses, more jobs and more private commercial investment to Carmel
City officials say many of the projects will be funded with a mix of local, state and federal money.
13 ordinances and several resolutions to authorize bonds to pay for the projects will go before the Carmel City Council during its first meeting of the new year on Monday, January 4.
List of Projects
- 96th and Delegates Row
- 96th and Gray Rd.
- 96th and Hazel Dell Pkwy.
- 136th and Carey Rd.
- Carey Rd. and Hawthorne Dr.
- Carmel Dr. and City Center
- Guilford Rd. and Carmel Dr.
- Guilford Rd. and City Center
- Pennsylvania St. and City Center
- 116th and Range Line Rd.
- Range Line Rd. and Executive Dr.
- 106th and Towne Rd.
- 96th and Priority Way
- 116th and Gray
- 116th and Hazel Dell Pkwy.
- Carmel Dr. and Old Meridian
- Carmel Dr. and Range Line Rd.
- 96th and Keystone Pkwy. adjacent roadway construction
- 96th and Keystone Pkwy. interchange
- 96th and Randall Dr.
- 111th and Range Line Rd.
- 116th and College Ave.
- 116th and AAA Way
- AAA Way and Carmel Dr.
- 126th and Gray
- 136th and Gray
- 116th and Guilford Ave.
- Gray Rd. and Main St.
- Pennsylvania St. and Carmel Dr.
- Range Line Rd. and 4th St.
- Range Line Rd. and City Center Dr.
- 116th and Towne
Street and Road Projects
- Guilford Rd. reconstruction from City Center to Main St.
- 126th St. reconstruction from Hazel Dell to River Rd.
- 126th St. reconstruction from Range Lane to Keystone
- Monon Blvd. construction from 2nd to Main St.
- 126th St. Path from Keystone to Hazel Dell
- Hazel Dell Pkwy. widening from Cherry Tree to 146th St.
- Keystone Way construction to connect to AAA Way
- Monon Trail reconstruction from City Center to Main St.
- Various multi-use Path construction
- Range Line Rd. reconstruction from 136th St. to U.S. 31
- Range Line Rd. extension to Lowes Way connector
- Spring Mill Rd. improvements from 111th to Main St.
- Underground relocation of existing Duke Energy transmission lines from Carmel Dr. to 2nd St. SW
- Landscaping and streetscape improvements to city roundabouts
- Land acquisition for redevelopment
- Resurfacing and multi-use path construction in SW Clay
- Land acquisition in Central Business District
- Land acquisition for future City Center hotel
- Various public infrastructure projects in Central Business District
Storm Water Infrastructure Projects
- Foster Estates
- Monon Swale
- Old Town
- Range Line Road
- Various storm sewers
- Various small structure and culvert projects
- Various small structure placements
Subdivision Drainage Improvements
- Carmel Meadows
- Carmel View
- Cedar Pointe
- Concord Village
- Crooked Stick and Crooked Stick West
- Green Tea Estates
- Jordan Woodlands
- Village of Mount Carmel
- Wilson Village