“The DNR Division of Water received an email on Tuesday requesting termination of the permit application for the Broad Ripple Boardwalk project,” said Indiana Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Phil Bloom. “No reason given.”
Indianapolis Department of Public Works spokeswoman Stephanie Wilson told Kenney Thursday it comes down to money.
“We withdrew the application because we do not have the funds necessary to follow through with design and construction at this time,” said Wilson in an email to RTV6. “If and when the city is able to secure additional funds (through our infrastructure budget or partnerships), we may resubmit to DNR to explore and move forward with this project.”Clark Kahlo wonders why the City wasted money hiring an engineer to draw up plans and file for the permit if the question came down to funding. The permit suggested funding would come from a combination of private donors and city funds. The Broad Ripple Village Association, which is often at odds with the views of area residents, told Kenney the business group supports the boardwalk plans because it expands greens space and provides another family-friendly space.