Site Readiness Grant PhotoBloomington, Indiana (January 8, 2015) – The Bloomington Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) announced today that it has been awarded a $10,000 matching grant from Duke Energy to move forward with recommendations on site upgrades to a 90-acre property within the city limits of Bloomington. The grant will fund a Geotechnical Survey and Phase 1 Environmental Assessment of the Fullerton Park property located at the corner of Fullerton Pike and State Route 37, the future Interstate 69.

Fullerton Park was selected as part of the Duke Energy Site Readiness Program which provides funding and expertise to help identify, assess, improve and increase awareness of industrial sites within the Duke Energy Indiana service territory. A nationally-recognized site selection consultant, McCallum Sweeney Consulting, and Banning Engineering conducted detailed assessments of the site through an in-depth meeting and tour with local economic development officials and also developed conceptual plans for the site along with a final recommendations report.

“This property is already prime for develop with an interchange for the new Interstate 69 right at its doorstep,” said Lynn Coyne, President of the BEDC. “The geotechnical survey and Phase 1 will further enhance the appeal of the site.”

“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with the BEDC for the development of this excellent industrial site,” said Mike Heaton, Economic Development Manager with Duke Energy. “Interstate access, all utilities available on the premise and a highly trained workforce make this a competitive location for expanding business.”

Bloomington-based Fields Environmental, Inc. will be the consultant conducting the Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment. Alt & Witzig will be the consultants for the Subsurface Investigation & Geotechnical Recommendations.

About the BEDC

The BEDC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the retention, development and attraction of quality jobs in Monroe County. The BEDC is led by a partnership of private industry leaders, the City of Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana University and Ivy Tech Community College–Bloomington. For more information, visitwww.comparebloomington.us.

 

About Duke Energy

Duke Energy Indiana’s operations provide about 7,500 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 800,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it the state’s largest electric supplier. More information about the company is available at: www.duke-energy.com.

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Media Contact:

Lynn Coyne, President, BEDC

(812) 335-7346, lcoyne@comparebloomington.us