Grand Park Village, Keeneland Park project approved

Grand Park Village conceptual plan (Design plan submitted)

Grand Park Village conceptual plan (Design plan submitted)

Two major projects were approved by the Westfield City Council on Dec. 10, proposing almost 300 acres of construction coming to the city.

Grand Park Village

A massive undertaking, the Grand Park Village property is approximately 220 acres located between North Glen Village and Kinsey Avenue, north of 181st Street and south of 186th Street. Currently it is primarily used for agriculture.

Steve Henke and the Day family have proposed that the development include a 20-acre lake and allow for a maximum of 960 multi‐family dwellings, 75 single family attached dwellings, in addition to retail and other nonresidential uses. Plans also call for six districts within the development: Lake Village, Monon Bike Hub, general commercial, office and medical, residential, and entertainment venues.

Jennifer M. Miller, Economic and Community Development assistant director, said the project had an anticipated assessed value of $217 million.

“I’m excited to see this project move forward,” councilman Steve Hoover said. “I’d like to see buildings go up next week.”

Keeneland Park PUD

The Keeneland Park planned urban development is about 72 acres and is located at the southwest corner of 169th Street and Springmill Road. Associate Planner Ryan Clark said the property was currently agricultural in nature and was surrounded by vacant land to the east, Maple Knoll planned urban development to the south and west, and Saint Maria Goretti to the north.

Beazer Homes is proposing a planned urban development for the property that would include up to 182 single family lots with two separate lot sizes of 7,800 square feet and 8,200 square feet each.

Beazer’s plan also provides an amenities section which includes a swimming pool, sport court with a minimum area of a half basketball court, small park, and also a proposed trail connection with the Maple Knoll common area and 169th Street. A multi-use trail would also be installed along the front of both 169 and Springmill. Within the development, Beazer has proposed 13 different home plans in six themes: Craftsman, English Revival, French Country, Italianate, Shingle and Victorian.

“The standards are above what we get at underlying zoning,” Hoover said. “I think it would be a good addition to the community.”