(La Porte, IN) - New businesses could grow from what’s currently farmland. Over 200 acres of land used for row crops has been annexed into the City of La Porte.
The annexation was done at the request of the property owners wanting to sell the ground for future development The property on Boyd Boulevard near U.S. 35 is now eligible to be served by municipal water and sewer because of it now being in the city. An ordinance adopted several years ago prohibited water and sewer from being extended to areas outside the city limits.
Bert Cook, Executive Director of the La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership, said the land is targeted for industrial use but could see commercial development. “We’re excited to get this out and about for new companies to locate here,” he said.
Cook said expanding the city boundaries is vital for the city to grow because there’s not much space within the existing boundaries for new development.