Johnson County and the Town of Bargersville are working with HWC Engineering to create a land use plan for the future I-69 corridor. A public open house was held on November 29, 2017, to gather initial information about transportation, desired land uses, architectural character, and more. After a series of stakeholder meetings and steering committee meetings, a public input meeting was held on August 9, 2018, to gather public input on a draft of the plan thus far. The plan will be heard by the Bargersville and Johnson County Plan Commissions, the Bargersville Town Council, and Johnson County Commissioners before formal adoption. The draft plan was presented at the Bargersville Plan Commission meetings on August 20, 2018, and September 17, 2018, as well as the Johnson County Plan Commission meeting on August 27, 2018. The plan is scheduled to have a public hearing at the November 19, 2018, Bargersville Plan Commission meeting.
More information on this plan can be found by clicking on the title. The draft plan documents (dated October 15, 2018) can be found by clicking here.
This project seeks to improve the pedestrian connectivity between downtown, residential areas, parks, and businesses around the intersection of SR 135 and Old Plank Road by adding sidewalks and multi-use paths. This will address safety concerns for pedestrians and motorists along these roadways as there are currently no sidewalks in this area. It also will secondarily address drainage issues. A public hearing was held on June 8, 2017. The presentation can be found here.
The Town adopted a new Comprehensive Plan in 2013. More information on the current plan can be found by clicking on the title.
Building off the 2013 Comprehensive Plan, the Town began work on a downtown revitalization plan in late 2014 and 2015. Approximately 100 people attended a 4-hour community workshop on January 20, 2015. Activities at the workshop included selections on placemaking boards, idea mapping, and Live Design exercises. The Town officially adopted the plan in September 2015 through Resolution 2015-13.
The Town adopted a recreation impact fee ordinance in June 2017 after completing a year-long study. The impact fee will assist with future park and recreation infrastructure as residential growth continues. The study can be found by clicking on the title.
The Town adopted a Five Year Parks and Recreation Master Plan on April 10, 2018, through Resolution 2018-04, which will guide the growth and development of the town’s parks system. The plan can be found by clicking on the title.