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Do “speed humps” have to be so high? Can they be lowered?

Do “speed humps” have to be so high? Can they be lowered? In order to lower the raised pedestrian crossings, you would need to completely remove them or modify the ramp leading up to the crosswalk elevation, thus extending the transition length. The heights are...

Why does the City spend so much on Christkindlmarkt?

Why does the City spend so much on Christkindlmarkt? Over the past few decades, the City of Carmel has offered support for many activities that serve as community celebrations – events where residents can gather in public spaces and make new friends or catch up with...

When will the Palladium ever be self-sustaining?

When will the Palladium ever be self-sustaining? Unlike many performing arts centers, the Palladium was established before an endowment was in place to help support its mission and its building project. Typically, it takes years for such an effort to get underway,...

What’s with the big “speed bumps” on Range Line Road?

What’s with the big “speed bumps” on Range Line Road? These are speed “humps” or “raised pedestrian crosswalks” and they serve a couple of purposes, both tied to increased safety. As the Range Line Road corridor has begun to change, along with the nature of the area...

Why do we spend so much money on statues and roundabout art?

Why do we spend so much money on statues and roundabout art? Whenever a city invests in public art, questions are raised. Why spend money on a statue or a piece of roundabout art when this road needs to be paved or that storm sewer needs to be replaced? We agree … a...

Why does Carmel use TIF?

Why does Carmel use TIF? Let’s begin with a simple definition. TIF stands for Tax Incremental Financing, a tool created by the State of Indiana and used all across the country to encourage redevelopment of areas that have been neglected over time. Here is how TIF...