News & Updates
Prospect Hill Neighborhood Picnic
Sunday, June 30, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Building Trades Park
Bring some food to share and a place setting for yourself. Grilled meat and meat substitute will be provided.
Invasive Plant Species Workshop
Sunday, July 14, 2-3pm
904 W 2nd St.
Meet in the backyard, through the alley, off Euclid Ave.
Gillian Field is a volunteer with MC-IRIS.org. (Monroe County Identify and Reduce Invasive Species). She will speak about what we can do as a community to control invasive plants species in our yards and public green spaces. This 15 minute presentation, followed by a 30-minute tour of nearby invasives, will touch on the effect of invasive plants above and below the ground and the resulting low interaction with native insects and wild life. Gillian will also share ways to tap into grants and free technical support for our neighborhood!
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Rose Hill Cemetery Archway - Update for the Bicentennial
Thanks to the hard work of the Rose Hill Cemetery Committee and the City of Bloomington's Housing and Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program, we will be welcoming a beautiful new entry sign to the Rose Hill Cemetery. If you would like to volunteer to help with headstone restoration, contributing to our volunteer hours that help us get the grant, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prospect Hill Public Art Installation Completed - "Common Pollen"
Prospect Hill has new public art on display! Many thanks to Eoban Binder for organizing the Neighborhood Improvement Grant application from the City. Prospect Hill artist Becky Holtzman was selected for her art design "Common Pollen," based on a magnified image of a sunflower pollen. Several volunteers showed up on Saturday, Aug. 4 at Fairview and Howe Streets at Building & Trades Park to help clean the street, draw, stencil, and paint the new artwork - a great day of neighborhood collaboration! See photos of the work in progress on Facebook orFlickr, and view a time-lapse video here. Becky's work joins the existing art in B&T Park - Sam Bartlett's worker murals and Dale Enochs' carved limestone benches. Thanks to all of YOU, our park is the proud home of works by several local artists and artisans!
IU Health Bloomington Hospital Site Reutilization Update
In January 2018, the City of Bloomington agreed to purchase the current IU Health Bloomington Hospital site for $6.5 million. IU Health will pay for demolition costs for the site. The city expects to take ownership after the hospital moves in 2020-2021 to the new IU Health Regional Academic Health Center at the S.R. 45/46 bypass (near 10th Street).
The city engaged the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to develop recommendations for the site. ULI visited Bloomington and held interviews with 100 community representatives (including Prospect Hill) in April 2018. ULI's issued a draft report of their findings and recommendations in summer 2018.
We encourage our neighbors to follow information and updates available at www.bloomington.in.gov, in the local media, and at our monthly neighborhood association meetings We will provide more information here as it becomes available.
City of Bloomington UDO Assessment Process
The City is making a detailed assessment of the current UDO (Unified Development Ordinance). The City is working with consultants Clarion Associates and McBride Dale Clarion to identify recommended development regulations that need to be added, deleted, or revised to better align the UDO with the Comprehensive Plan objectives. Public reviews for this phase of the process were held in early May, when representatives from Prospect Hill, CONA, City Council, and city staff met with the consultants. Following are links to materials used in those sessions:
link to the City’s web page on the UDO process;
the notice of public meetings to show scope of the current steps;
the handout provided at Monday’s (April 30) meeting;
the presentation made onscreen (and discussed) at the meeting.