We are 30 weeks into 2020. And despite the unexpected challenges in our community, projects and priorities are moving forward. The impact of COVID-19 has touched every one of us. Although we are still prioritizing public health over other community needs, we are not losing sight of what we want for the future. After removing the barriers limiting corporate investment in Creekside Corporate Park, a state-of-the-art corporate headquarters will break ground this fall. Even through this challenging economic environment, the Redevelopment Commission is working with multiple companies interested in relocating to Zionsville. Over the next few weeks, fundamental changes are coming to the Village business district. On July 28th the PNC bank building and the lock shop building were removed. We are clearing these parcels owned by the Town in preparation for an exciting redevelopment project. This community-driven process will invite residents, business owners, property owners, community leaders and other stakeholders to a facilitated process to create a development plan for the “gateway” to our Town. We are excited for you to participate in how we transform this area. Finally, thank you to the hundreds of residents who have come out this summer in solidarity advocating for greater social justice in our community, state and country. Soon we will launch Zionsville’s Community Conversations project centered around diversity, inclusion, breaking down biases and building more community capacity to dismantle racial inequalities. I hope you will join me in participating in one or more of these events. Stay safe, Zionsville.