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Bloomington Forward: investing in our community

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Bloomington Briefing Published August 1, 2023
Updated on August 1, 2023
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The City launched a new website——to inform voters about a proposed half-percent local sales tax that would be an investment in community amenities designed to bring residents together and enhance quality of life. 

Three major projects are included in the proposal

  • A new community health and wellness center to replace the Bloomington Public Health and Creekside Community Center buildings and be located on the same site as the Creekside Community Center, 9801 Penn Avenue South.
  • Renovation of the 50-year-old Bloomington Ice Garden, 3600 98th Street West, including new refrigeration and mechanical systems, improved accessibility, a new roof and additional renovations to improve user experience.
  • Enhancements and protections for the Nine Mile Creek Corridor and Moir/Central Park with improved trails, restored riverbanks, habitat protections and new park amenities to support outdoor recreation.

Next steps

As part of the election on Tuesday, November 7, Bloomington voters will consider three separate ballot questions—one for each of the three projects in the Bloomington Forward plan. If voters approve any of the ballot questions, a half-percent citywide sales tax will be authorized to fund the approved projects. To learn more, visit