ON HOLD: International Paper rezoning request put on hold

The Terre Haute City Council has decided to hold off on voting to rezone the International Paper property to allow a new jail to be built.

Posted: Dec 6, 2018 8:35 PM
Updated: Dec 6, 2018 11:31 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - People in Vigo County spoke for and against the proposed location for the new Vigo County Jail.

It happened at a marathon meeting at Terre Haute City Hall on Thursday night.

Person after person addressed the council regarding the proposed location of a new jail.

Vigo County commissioners are requesting a rezoning of the former International Paper property for the purposes of a new jail.

That request was made at Thursday's council meeting.

No decision was made on the rezoning but the city council could vote on this next week.

It was a packed house tonight as people filled every seat with even more needing to be wheeled in. 

County leaders were also on hand.

Person after person came to the podium to share their thoughts with a majority saying they are not in favor of using the former International Paper property, citing its proximity to the Wabash River.

Others say it should go there.

The city council also asked county leaders questions about their plan.

The city council could vote on this at next Thursday's meeting.

It could also be tabled at that time, but council members indicate to News 10 that there would be a decision.

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