What happened: Mapleridge development rezoning
What it means: The 60-acre development on the east side of Oak Road, north of 151st Street, has asked to change zoning from agriculture-single family rural to single family low density district. Langston Development presented a new concept plan to the council after public comments. “Overall, this is a better plan,” councilor Steve Hoover said. “It did address most of the actual concerns.” The development is proposed to be similar to the Brookside neighborhood. It will use is floodplain and trail connectivity to serve as amenities.
What’s next: Building may begin once permits are approved.
What happened: Sheffield Park development rezoning
What it means: The development, 53 acres north of Ind. 32 between Grassy Branch and Shady Nook roads, has requested a change of zoning from agriculture-single family rural to single family low density district. Plans also have been amended before returning to the council and include three primary changes: creation of a street connection to the neighborhood to the north, more setback along the south property line and additional amenities to the neighborhood.
What’s next: The 124-lot development was approved and may begin building.
What happened: Springmill Trails development amendment
What it means: M/I Homes of Indiana has requested an amendment to the change seven lots in the 106-lot Water’s Edge subdivision. The change allows the developer to build three-car garages and offer wider floor plans. Five homes will have 5-foot side setbacks instead of 6-foot and two homes have reduced their front yards from 20 feet to 19 feet.
What’s next: The change was approved by the council.
What happened: Resolution to support public safety training facility
What it means: Municipalities have been asked by the Hamilton County Commissioners to show support for a proposed public safety training facility on land owned by the City of Westfield. The facility will feature a burn tower and firing range. While no monetary action will be taken, the city may pay up to $40,000 for operational costs (along with the other municipalities) and the county will build the proposed $3 million project. “The vision is for it to be self sufficient and self sustaining,” councilor Jim Ake said.
What’s next: The Hamilton County Council is expected to vote on approving funds for the facility in March or April.