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The Bethel Planning and Zoning Commission recently voted to expand Clarke Business Park by 4 lots, while also preserving about 25 acres of open space.  The Newstimes reports that the Terre Haute property where the park is located is home to a species of salamanders considered by the state to be a “species of special concern” and “highly sensitive” to urbanization.  The business park can expand now that the Eureka water tank in nearby Danbury improved water pressure and volume.  The report says expansion of the business park is estimated at $950,000, which has to be approved by numerous boards and residents.  The state must also approve plans to extend Trowbridge Drive cul-de-sac.