land use task force

Task force recommends boosting food assistance access

BY: - November 15, 2023

An interim land use task force set its sights on food insecurity on Tuesday — recommending legislation to make it easier for Hoosiers to qualify for food assistance, fund transportation or delivery for their groceries and more. Lawmakers and laypeople representing a variety of industries additionally approved more than three-dozen recommendations on zoning, farmland preservation, […]

Growth-focused task force reckons with development patterns, barriers

BY: - October 3, 2023

Indiana’s communities face population declines, farm sales, child care shortages, hospital closures and more but lawmakers hope to turn the tide and enable growth. In a wide-ranging, day-long meeting Monday, an interim Land Use Task Force examined problematic development patterns and barriers to growth, but found that suggested fixes come with their own consequences. Legislation […]

Lawmakers explore site readiness, regulations and demographics in first land use task force

BY: - September 11, 2023

A state task force focused on land use delved into site readiness, regulation challenges and demographic changes during its first meeting Friday. Legislation creating the task force gave it five issues to examine: growth trends, growth barriers, developer siting, local self-investment and food insecurity. But all roads lead to one destination for task force co-chair […]