The Greendale Redevelopment Commission (GRC) has been working diligently on various projects to retain existing jobs, bring new jobs to the area, increase our overall tax base, and improving Quality of Life in Greendale. A lot of focus in 2020 and 2021 was on sourcing partners to help Greendale ease our housing shortage, which resulted in our partnering with a local developer who broke ground in 2021 on The Crossing at Tanners Creek, An 80+ united single-family residential PUD development. A multi-family proposal was turned down due to zoning issues.
2021 Projects included:
- Continue to work with Utility Department on upgrading the Greendale electrical system.
- GRC continued to work closely with the DCTVB on a Gateway Beautification Project for the I-275/U.S. 50 Corridor. All funding was approved and he project was completed in the fall of 2021..
- GRC and City of Greendale have approved funding, with TIF dollars, for Phase I of our Trails Master Plan to improve Quality of Life in Greendale. Final design has been approved by the Army Corps of Engineers, and the project is ready for construction.
- GRC purchased development property in the Industrial Park; and began working with a developer on another large parcel on a Retail/Mixed Use Project, that has been delayed by the Coronavirus Pandemic; with plans to revitalize once the threats subside and investors begin to develop again.
- GRC worked with and assisted Anchor Glass Co., on their $70+ Million Dollar Expansion Project, which is well under way, with substantial completion in 2021 and final completion in 2022.
- GRC worked with multiple housing developers on multiple projects; the only one that moved forward is the proposed Crossing at Tanners Creek, single family development.
- GRC has continued our work of cleaning up the South Entrance into Greendale, adding three (3) properties to the inventory with the goal of creating greenspace.
- GRC has begun the final stage of the stormwater upgrades near the St. Elizabeth Urgent Care in preparation for the planned future expansion of the St. E. Health Campus.
- Bettera Brands (formerly Queen City Candy) was sold to Fortune 1000 Company, Catalent; early discussions for a future expansion, which may begin as early as 2022.
GRC continues to focus on projects included in the updated Comprehensive Plan that GRC funded, by beginning projects included in the Plan, and meeting and negotiating with prospective developers.
Discussions continued with prospective developers and the owners of the Old Argosy Surface Lot regarding infrastructure improvements and development opportunities on US 50 at the location.
GRC provided $240K in funding to Lawrenceburg Community School Corp for ongoing safety programs.
GRC commissioned an Economic & Fiscal Impact Study as follow up to the earlier Market Study for a proposed new fifty-acre Sports and Entertainment Complex in Greendale.
GRC worked with the Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation in 2020 to obtain a $625K Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund Grant toward adding or extending reliable high-speed internet for LCSC Students and Staff. From that, City Staff chose Cincinnati Bell as a partnes for this project, which is scheduled to start in 2022.
GRC staff assisted with One Dearborn on countywide projects during 2021, such as a business retention and expansion program, a Countywide Master Trails Program, and other aspects of the One Dearborn Pillars.
All in all, a very productive year despite the continuing threat of Coronavirus!!
Greendale Redevelopment Commission Members
Mike McLaughlin – President
Vince Karsteter – Vice President
Becky Lyons – Secretary
Walt Wilson – Member
Chris Nutley – Member
Mark Knigga - School Board
Economic Development Commission Members
Available Development Sites
500 Ridge Avenue
Greendale, IN 47025
Sat & Sun: Closed