Development to replace C. Ind. town's train depot

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — The train depot in a fast-growing Indianapolis suburb will be torn down to make way for an apartment and commercial development.

The Fishers Town Council voted 5-2 Monday night to approve the proposed $28 million project. The developer's plans call for a three-story retail/office building and a four-story, 120-unit apartment building with a 400-space parking garage.

The Indianapolis Star reports several opponents to the train station demolition called the project and other developments as making Fishers a faint copy of the neighboring city of Carmel.

The Indianapolis Business Journal reports that the track-side platform is expected to remain in place after demolition of the brick train station that was built in 1996. The station has been used as a stop for train service to the Indiana State Fair from Fishers.