Oppose rezoning of Cowan Rd. & 67 in Muncie, Indiana - SAVE OUR FARMLAND & NEIGHBORHOODS

Oppose rezoning of Cowan Rd. & 67 in Muncie, Indiana - SAVE OUR FARMLAND & NEIGHBORHOODS

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Southwind Village Resident started this petition to Muncie Mayor - Dan Ridenour and

This petition is in opposition of the approximate 140 acres of farmland located at the intersection of Cowan Road and HWY 67 in Muncie, Indiana being rezoned to INDUSTRIAL.

Parcel #'s:
1132200001000
1132200004000

A public hearing is scheduled for April 1st, 2021 with the Delaware-Muncie Metropolitan Plan Commission (DMMPC) to rezone what is existing F Farming Zone to the IL Limited Industrial Zone. Once rezoned, this property can be sold and developed by factories. It is rumored that offers are already in the works for industrial development of this site. Once rezoned, we will have no control over the type of facility that moves in. Those in favor of the rezoning will point out that this is "light industrial," which is different from "heavy industrial." However, according to Beacon.com, what is known as Exide Manufacturing is considered "light industrial." 
If rezoned to light industrial, this land can be rezoned again to intense industrial to accommodate any type of business. Would we want to risk having another facility like Exide near our families, homes, and neighborhoods?

This appears to be an intended expansion of the Industrial Park encroaching on nearby homes and neighborhoods. 

By signing this petition, you are requesting that this land NOT be rezoned. There is an empty shell building available, as well as MULTIPLE other sites that are already zoned for industry that can bring much needed jobs to Delaware County.

This hearing is ONLY about the rezoning. Make sure we focus on the rezoning. 

In addition to signing this petition, you are encouraged to attend the public hearing scheduled for April 1st at 6pm in the County Commissioners Court Room, 3rd Floor, Delaware County Building. You can also call (765) 747-7740 BEFORE the hearing. The Commission secretary will answer the phone. Tell her you are calling about the large parcel of land at the intersection of Cowan Road and HWY 67. She will ask for your name and address.  Tell the Commission secretary whether you are "for" or "opposed" to the rezoning of this property. You can also request to leave your comments. Your answers are recorded and read aloud at the hearing.

Also, put a sign in your front yard letting your voice be heard. And tell your friends and neighbors to sign this petition. 

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