Redevelopment Commission approves extension of International Drive

A road inside of Woodside Industrial Park would be extended under a resolution approved by the Columbus Redevelopment Commission.

The proposal would extend International Drive to the border of the property inside an established Economic Revitalization Area. Specifically, city officials say the project would extend the road approximately 560 feet north to the northern edge of Woodside Northwest. Jason Hester, director of the Greater Columbus Indiana Economic Development Corp., says that this expansion would benefit companies already in the ERA, but new business considering making use of some 60 acres annexed earlier this year as well. He explains that the city has industrial land in this area available for development, adding that one business, Lindal North America, already has plans to make use of approximately 15 acres to expand its operations, creating 30 jobs over the next three years.

The Redevelopment Commission voted Monday night to approve the resolution to extend the road, at a cost to exceed no more than $280,000.