Zoning changes sought for Earlham College commercial building, Richmond’s 7th solar park – Palladium-Item

The front steps and porch remain Monday, May 24, 2021, where the house at 527 National Road W. was located before it and two other houses were razed.

RICHMOND, Ind. — Earlham College hopes a commercial building will fill five parcels along National Road West with businesses that cater to the college’s students. 

The college, however, needs a zoning change before those hopes come to fruition.

The Richmond Advisory Plan Commission will conduct a public hearing on Earlham’s zoning request during its 7 p.m. meeting Thursday in the Hutton Room of the Richmond Municipal Building.

The Indiana Municipal Power Agency was also on the meeting’s original agenda for a public hearing on its zoning request for a seventh Richmond solar park; however, Chris Sanders, IMPA’s vice president of generation, said IMPA was delaying its appearance until the plan commission’s June meeting.

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May 26, 2021 Mary Sparks