Switchyard Brewing Plans
A proposal for the Switchyard Brewing to occupy the Second Street building constucted by Bloomingfoods is being presented to the neighborhood. A meeting to discuss the plans will be Sunday, February 19, 3-5:30pm, at Harmony School. See the plan details.
The Brewery is not just going to be making/serving beer, but it will be open regular restaurant hours and serve food. This is a legal use for the property which is zoned CL and will not require any special variances.
EHNA receives grant for sign toppers
"Elm Heights" signs have been installed on 20 street signs in the neighborhood, funded by a grant from the City of Bloomington. The signs were designed by EH neighbor Christine Deegan, of Blackberry Press.
Elm Heights is now an 'Historic District'
The Bloomington City Council unanimously approved the creation of
the Elm Heights Historic District in 2012.
A group of Elm Heights residents developed the guidelines for the
Elm Heights Historic District and conducted workshops for resident input.
The completed guidelines are now available on
the City's web site.
Where is the Elm Heights neighborhood?
Generally, it lies directly south of the main part of the Indiana
University campus. (The proposed Historic District is only a part of the
entire neighborhood.) It includes owner occupied homes and student rental
homes and apartment buildings. The homes in the western part of the neighborhood
were built in the early 1900s. The majority of homes were built in the
1920s. Some "in fill" homes were added after World War II, with very few
built after that. The Neighborhood Association defines the area as:
The south side of Third Street from Washington Street to Swain Avenue.
Eastern Boundary: From Third
Street extending South on both sides of Swain Avenue, Sheridan Drive and
Jordan Avenue to Davis Street.
Southern Boundary: Both sides
of Davis Street and all properties north of Weatherstone Lane. From Weatherstone
Lane north to Southdowns then diagonally west through Bryan Park to its
northwestern corner at Henderson St. North on Henderson St. to First then
west on First St. to Washington St.
Western Boundary: Washington
Street from First to Third Street.
To learn more, visit the City of Bloomington's
web site description
of Elm Heights or take a
How can I connect with my Elm Heights neighbors?
Sign up for the Elm
Heights residents email listserv to receive messages of interest
to residents and for information about EHNA meetings and activities. (This
list is moderated to prevent spam. Only subscribers can email to the list.)
Messages usually regard housing availability, incidents of vandalism, referral
requests for specific skills (plaster, roofing, yard work, etc.).
A list of providers of services recommended by neighbors who have responded to queries on the listserv is updated regularly. It is available
to Elm Heights neighbors who contact Suzann Owen at suzann_owen at hotmail.com.
How can I join the Elm Heights Neighborhood Association?
Dues are $5 per person with a maximum of three persons per household,
with the membership year being October - September. Send or deliver to
EHNA treasurer, Suzann Owen,
611 S. Jordan Ave. or pay at an EHNA meeting or activity.
What's the purpose of the EHNA?
To provide a voice for the members of the
To maintain and improve the sense of community,
integrity, and dignity of Elm Heights neighborhood.
To preserve the residential quality of Elm
To encourage homeowners and owners of rental
properties and businesses to maintain and improve the Elm Heights neighborhood.
To promote orderly and compatible land use
in Elm Heights.
To promote long-range planning for the neighborhood.
To work together on problems and issues of
To help assure there be no discrimination
in housing on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, age,
or sexual orientation.