A court order has cleared the way for Kokomo to continue expansion plans.
The city will be able to annex land on its east and west sides. The effort began 3 years ago, but some residents in the affected areas objected and went to court.
The new population of Kokomo will be nearly 57,000, making it Indiana’s 12th largest city, covering roughly 30 square miles. That would make it larger than Elkhart, Greenwood, Mishawaka, and Noblesville.
Mayor Greg Goodnight says even with the expansion, Kokomo is one of the most densely populated municipalities. He says about 70% of residents in the soon-to-be annexed area already have city services, such as fire protection and sewer.