By: Diane Benjamin
I think there is consensus now on what is happening at the corner of Oakland and Veterans Parkway – where Hardies used to be. It sounds like a car wash wants to locate there.
The Public Hearing is Wednesday:
- I’m happy somebody wants to do something with the property
- I have a problem with the current entrance and exit on Oakland Avenue. It is too close to the stop light, especially when exiting the property
- Left turns should never be allowed, traffic is too heavy and there are too many lanes to cross
- Right turns aren’t much better when a driver wants to turn left on Veterans, again crossing too many lanes
There is an easy fix – only allow exiting the property on the north side. Customers will end up on Prospect were congestion is a little better!
If you can’t attend the hearing – this is the contact information listed on the City website for the Planning Commission: https://www.cityblm.org/government/boards-commissions/planning-commission
We know emails don’t always get to the intended target, so in person is much better. If you know any of the commission members you could contact them directly – email addresses aren’t on the website.
FYI: According to Wallethub:
Ratings for 1261 small cities for starting a business:
“Right Fit” philosophy is worse in Normal, but it isn’t doing much for Bloomington either. Entrepreneurs aren’t going to look past the first 100.