TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – A proposed ordinance is expected to help bring new businesses into the 12 Points area.

The ordinance would change the area’s zoning from C-2 to a C-8 downtown business district.

12 Points Revitalization member Pat Goodwin made the proposal at the Terre Haute City Council meeting and said that this change would be beneficial to help the area grow.

He explained that many of the area residents that he’s spoke with seem to be onboard with the potential change. A community meeting is scheduled in the coming weeks.

Goodwin said that it would also help preserve the neighborhood feel of the area.

“We hope that it’ll definitely encourage new development in 12 Points,” Goodwin said. “We want to know that the neighborhood feel will be preserved and enhanced so this zoning ordinance would help do that.”

This topic is expected to be discussed at the next Terre Haute City Council meeting that is scheduled for November 3.