WHITESTOWN, Ind. (AP) — An auto junkyard that's well known to travelers along Interstate 65 has been purchased by a suburban Indianapolis town for a planned $150 million redevelopment project.
Whitestown officials agreed last month to pay $6.5 million for the 135-acre site that's long served as the site of the Wrecks Inc. junkyard.
Officials in the Boone County town about 20 miles northwest of Indianapolis hope to enter a public-private partnership to develop the land following a site cleanup.
The Indianapolis Business Journal reports that a conceptual plan proposes building a mixed-use campus incorporating Little League International's planned Central Region Headquarters, a community center, sports facilities, an amphitheater and a convention center.
Whitestown Town Manager Dax Norton says about 30 acres of the site remain in a state remediation program to address contamination concerns.