FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — An Indianapolis suburb is looking to take control of land along Geist Reservoir where officials want to build a park and beach.
The city of Fishers last spring announced plans for the 69-acre park on the last undeveloped parcel along the lake, which is largely surrounded by expensive homes.
The Indianapolis Star reports the property owners have turned down a $9.7 million offer from Fishers. The city then began the eminent domain process in Hamilton County court to obtain the land. A judge has appointed three appraisers to determine a fair market price by Feb. 4.
Fishers spokeswoman Ashley Elrod says city officials are continuing negotiations with the owners. Fishers wants to begin construction in 2019 along the 1,900-acre lake that straddles the Indianapolis-Fishers line.
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Information from: The Indianapolis Star, http://www.indystar.com