The Black Mountain Visioning Project will host its final public meeting Thursday, June 16th at Purdue Polytechnic High school. This will include a formal presentation and will take place from 5:30 to 7 pm.
For more context, the former Black Mountain site (3500 block of E. Washington Street) is getting cleaned. A large mountain of dark foundry sand sat for decades on a site owned by Chrysler. Neighbors complained as the environmental hazard blew into yards and contaminated water sources. For a multitude of reasons, this could not continue for the health of the community at large.
Cleaning up brownfields, like the Black Mountain site, has been a priority for both the city and state for years and a key element to the future development of Indianapolis. With this understanding, the City of Indianapolis and its community partners have been gathering input on the future of the 12.4-acre site for the past three months. This community and neighbor input will be used to help determine the future of Black Mountain, and how it will be utilized for the folks that live, work, play, worship, and visit the area.
The process to gather neighbor input is already in full swing, as several public meetings have already been held. This final public meeting on June 16th will be the community’s last chance to have their voices heard.
For more information on this project, and how to attend the visioning day, visit indy.gov
For more information on brownfields, you can visit: https://www.in.gov/ifa/brownfields/