LEBANON, Ind. (WISH) – The Lebanon Plan Commission on Tuesday night recommended the rezone of 1,450 acres of farmland for industrial use.
The decision for what’s called “Project LEAP-First Phase” came in front of the Lebanon Municipal Building, and the meeting was livestreamed on YouTube, although the sound and video quality was poor.
The city’s planning staff had backed the rezone.
Next up for the project: the introduction of the rezone, and later its approval by the Lebanon City Council. Eventually, the council could decide to annex the property into the city.
Yet no one, including local and state officials involved in the project, will say exactly what it is. A map of the rezoned areas calls it “advanced manufacturing (proposed)” and “headquarters / R&D facilities (proposed).” The map also shows a new interchange along I-65 for the project.
I-Team 8 has multiple reports about the mystery development in Boone County. Landowners are fighting the annexation for what’s also been called the “innovation park.” Opponents have planned to meet on Saturday at the Boone County Fairgrounds.