Casey's project prompts changes in Bainbridge

Thursday, March 28, 2013

BAINBRIDGE -- The Bainbridge Town Council met for a special business meeting to change the zoning ordinance in parts of town.

The changes involved a portion of Washington Street and also approval to allow for storage units to be constructed on a site.

These changes are being made so that Casey's General Store and gas station may build on these sites.

Casey's General Store already has several sites in the Putnam County area including Roachdale, Cloverdale and Greencastle.

The addition of Casey's to Bainbridge will bring serveral new jobs to the area.

There had been rumors floating around town for some time that Casey's would be breaking ground. These changes to Bainbridge's zoning ordinance help solidify the plan for the gas station and convenience store.

Casey's General Store has 1,699 stores open in the midwest and has been ranked a number 472 out of 500 top business's by Fortune in 2012.

The new store is in the planning stages and is scheduled to be built along Washington Street, in an area zoned residential. The rezoning of property is a step toward the Casey's building process.

The council approved the first reading of Ordinance 2013-4, which changes the two pieces of property on Washington Street from R2 residential to B3 business.

Also approved was Ordinance 2013-3, which allows for storage units to be built on the property.

The town council will have to read and pass the ordinances at another meeting to finalize the changes.

The Banner Graphic will continue to report on this project when more infromation becomes available.

Bainbridge also held a regular town council meeting for the month of March.

Ordinance 2013-3 was read for a second time and approved by the council. This ordinace deals with providing underground electrical wiring done by the town for residental and business in Bainbridge.

Several other projects are still on stand-by due to weather.

Bainbridge will hold its next regular town council meeting on April 10 at 7 p.m.

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