Cook Group has struck a deal with the city of Bloomington to avoid annexation of its properties in Monroe County.
A Brown County judge has denied a state request to dismiss a City of Bloomington lawsuit challenging a state law that blocked the city's annexation efforts.
Bloomington City Council members express support for a deal that would prevent Cook from being subject to annexation by the city.
Cook Group would pay $100,000 a year in exchange for the city agreeing not to annex its properties outside of the city.
The decision to annex and rezone the 163 acres came with various stipulations for the Arbor Homes developers to appease concerns from nearby residents.
The lawsuit claims the legislation is unconstitutional because it targets Bloomington alone and because the language was inserted into the budget bill.
Columbus residents of a neighboring subdivision are concerned the number of houses will lead to an increase of traffic issues on the roads nearby.
The city continues to criticize state legislators for stopping a proposed annexation plan in its tracks.
A legislative bill that will impact Muncie schools, why Bloomington is considering legal action and how new technology is helping firefighters respond faster.
Bloomington's mayor says the legislature overstepped, but others argue the annexation was moving too quickly.