Ball Family Member Against Downtown Maker Hub

A fourth-generation member of Muncie’s Ball family doesn’t want the former Cintas building to become a maker’s hub project. Tom Bracken, president of the George and Frances Ball Foundation and a member of the Ball State University board of trustees, wants to turn the property into a four-block-long, $47-million downtown park and underground parking garage. Bracken will present his proposal to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts.