FISHERS, Ind. (AP) - Non-profit organizations that don't pay taxes could have a tougher time opening facilities in two Indianapolis suburbs as the communities work to keep land targeted for development on their tax rolls.
Noblesville's Common Council has approved a measure that requires non-profit groups that want to locate in prime development areas to make payments equal to the property taxes the land would have generated. The Fishers Town Council passed an ordinance in May that prohibits "institutional" uses of land along Interstate 69 between 96th and 126th streets.
Noblesville city attorney Mike Howard tells the Indianapolis Business Journal the goal is to ensure the long-term financial health of communities that are increasingly reliant on commercial tax revenue because of state property tax caps.
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