WESTFIELD – The figures are in for Westfield’s 2017 economic development activity, and some of the numbers are record highs for the community.

“Westfield’s growth, particularly in the form of single family housing, demonstrates that more and more people are coming to our community to enjoy our great schools and overall quality of life,” Mayor Andy Cook said. “Westfield is a great place for all ages, but is an ideal location for young families ready to raise children in a welcoming, wonderful community.”

The Economic and Community Development Department reports seeing 113 filings in 2017, with a total value of permits at $286.5 million. Filings represent commercial and residential projects, including development plans, plats, zoning changes and more.

There were a total of 1,001 permits issued in the year, which is a record high for the community.

Westfield also saw a total of 719 single family home starts, also a record high.

2017 also saw Westfield being named the new training camp of the Indianapolis Colts, and a major announcement by Bastion-Toyota which will be building a 90,000-square-foot facility and bringing 87 high-wage jobs.

City of westfield 2017 notable events

  • Grand Park was featured in SportsEvents Magazine as among the top 10 “Top Muli-Use Sports Facilities” in the June 2017 issue.
  • Grand Park has been named the Official Home to the Indianapolis Colts Training Camp for the next 10 years. Beginning in summer of 2018, the Colts will bring Play 60, an expanded 72,000 sqft Colts City, and an enhanced fan experience to Westfield.
  • Westfield was recognized as one of Indiana’s safest cities by SafeWise for the third year in a row.
  • Director of Public Works Jeremy Lollar was recognized by the Indiana Chapter of the American Public Works Association with the “Leader of the Year” award.