The expansion of Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, including a land exchange between the Indiana National Guard, the Indiana Department of National Resources, and the Indiana Department of Correction is official since Gov. Mitch Daniels signed the agreement on October 18, 2010.
The deal releases more than 1,200 acres of DNR land north of Camp Atterbury to the Indiana National Guard, who will use the newly acquired land to build a logistics center, administrative buildings, and housing for Soldiers training at Camp Atterbury. Plans remain in place to expand the railroad capacity of Camp Atterbury to meet its mission requirements; the expansion also allows for relocation of facilities that are currently situated in aircraft safety zones bordering the Camp Atterbury airfield.
The remaining 5,000 acres of DNR facilities, including 10 lakes and a shooting range, remain unaffected by the by the exchange, as do Johnson County Park and Atterbury Job Corps Center.
In return for the 1,200 acres given to Camp Atterbury for development, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources received more than 2,000 acres surrounding the Putnamville Correctional Facility in Putnam County, Indiana. The acreage, consisting of a split between woodland and fields, includes Deer creek and two lakes.
The first phase of construction is underway with the building of the childcare development center. With the Land Exchange complete, and construction efforts underway, construction is expected to finish by mid-summer 2011. Once the facility is
completed, the center will be able to provide quality child care for 100 children.
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Page last updated May 21, 2013