The Town of Whiteland is always open to discuss potential opportunities with any interested businesses or developers seeking to locate in our community. With our recent expansions to the corporate limits, the Town can offer a rather large variety of sites for industrial, commercial, and residential development that capitalize on our location, transportation, utilities, and our hometown atmosphere. Our Comprehensive Plan outlines the plans for future land uses.
The Town is a member of the Johnson County Development Corporation, and they have worked closely with us to evaluate our position in the global economy. They continue to help us build our business identity and market our features to a wide audience. Whiteland’s Redevelopment Commission has been set up to facilitate the provision of planning and infrastructure improvements and the coordination of tax abatements and other incentives.
Whiteland is ideally suited for businesses desiring a variety of transportation options and routes.
- I-65 is the primary north-south transportation corridor for Whiteland. Via the interstate, the Town is only 25 minutes from downtown Indianapolis, 30 minutes from Indianapolis International Airport, and 90 minutes to downtown Louisville.
- US 31, a four-lane divided highway, offers an excellent alternate route between Louisville and Indianapolis. This highway is used by residents and through travelers alike, and offers great visibility for commercial development opportunities. 2011 AADT was approximately 25,000.
- Whiteland Road–our Main Street–is our main east-west street. It interchanges with I-65, and soon it will connect with the pending extension of I-69 about five miles to the west. This connection will put Whiteland within 10 minutes of the direct route linking Canada and Mexico.
- The Town is served by a regional rail line, the Louisville and Indiana Railroad, which operates trains daily between Indianapolis and Louisville. They are dedicated to providing timely and quality rail service, and we are excited to work with them on developing rail-based industries.
There are several areas of Whiteland that are planned for industrial growth, most of which are still awaiting the first spadeful of dirt to be turned. Many acres are available in the immediate vicinity of I-65 Exit 95, with the development potential for logistics, offices, manufacturing, and even businesses requiring outdoor storage and access space. The Town is also fortunate to have rail-accessible properties available along the Louisville & Indiana railroad, roughly two miles from both Exit 95 and the future Worthsville Road interchange, and just a half mile from US 31.
Commercial development is important to Whiteland to help create a more liveable and sustainable community. Currently, there are several shovel-ready commercial sites around town, particularly ones with high visibility on US 31. For those interested in a truly unique development and image-building opportunity, the Town is planning a “New Town Center”–a walkable mixed use neighborhood core of retail, service, and office commercial, multi-family residential, and new government facilities. This will become the heart of Whiteland, and will likely become the brand image for the Town.
New residential development is crucial for the continued well-being of Whiteland. We recognize the need for a diverse high-quality housing stock to accommodate the requirements of all of our residents. Our Town Center can include higher-density mixed-use development, while single-family areas are planned for other areas of Town. We welcome developers and homebuilders to discuss potential sites and specific regulations.