A Hearty congratulations to Nate Lichti and his crew at HAND (Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development) for negotiating a deal to buy the site of the old Noblesville Milling Company. I serve on the board of the non-profit HAND, and I’m proud of the group for conceiving a vision for that property. Adaptive reuse is a crucial element of quality placemaking, as described in [the story linked below.] HAND wants to retain at least part of the old wooden structure, and somehow incorporate it into a mixed use development on the property, preserving an important reminder of Noblesville’s past as a nationally-known flour mill. It’s a great example of some visionary leadership being expressed at the right moment.