Westfield’s future looks bright!

In his State of the City address with the Westfield Chamber of Commerce late November, Mayor Andy Cook revealed his plans for the proposed downtown destination Grand Junction Park and Plaza, featuring stores, restaurants, office space, interactive water Grand_Junction_Westfieldpark, and ice skating rink.  Cook’s goal is to provide a unique, safe environment for young families while also attracting property-tax paying businesses.

These businesses will not only enable Westfield to hire three new police officers from tax revenue, but will also help keep Grand Park attendees in Westfield for shopping, dining, hotels etc… And with Grand Park tripling its original projection of 300,000 visitors its first year, with 900,000+ visitors and teams from all over the world,  the future looks bright!

Other highlights mentioned in the State of the City address:

  • Westfield Fire Dept surpassed last year’s run total, with an average response time of 5 minutes, 14 seconds
  • Bond rating is A++
  • City tax rate dropped 4 cents, down to 80
  • Westfield Washington Schools had the highest graduation rates in Hamilton, Hendricks and Boone counties in 2013, with 98.4% graduating
  • Westfield High School was recognized by U.S. News and World Report and The Washington Post as a top high school in Indiana and nation
  • Westfield is in top 3% of Indiana schools in ISTEP+ success

It’s a great time to live in Westfield!MP900384780

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