Greenwood expands service area; big shifts to come later

Greenwood police officers will watch for speeding cars on 7 more miles of streets, and the fire department is ready to respond to any fires or medical emergencies at 13 more houses.

Those changes came when 1,808 acres around Interstate 65 officially became part of the city. Nearly 200 residents and 58 homes came into the city, along with farm acreage.

Right now, the land is primarily homes and farm fields. But in the future, once a new interstate exit is built, the city views the area as prime land for development. Officials wanted to annex the land so the city could guide how it is developed.

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