Swap will open more land for development

More than 1,000 acres of land along State Road 135 in Greenwood will open up for development once the city finalizes a sewer service deal with Bargersville.

In court, Greenwood and Bargersville fought over land near State Road 135, with both wanting to annex land ripe for development in the unincorporated Center Grove area. The court battle went to the Indiana Supreme Court and ended in 2011. Now, each owns sections of sewer system within the other’s boundaries. The land war, as well as rules and expenses related to sewer service to the area, have hindered development there, officials have said.

Greenwood currently provides sewer service to two subdivisions and several businesses, including Tobacco Road, a Marsh store and Louie’s restaurant, within Bargersville. Bargersville’s sewer system in Greenwood serves Copper Chase apartments and residential health care facility The Hearth at Stones Crossing, which weren’t part of Greenwood until the court case ended and the city annexed the land.

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