Compiled by Anna Skinner
What happened: Noblesville established an ordinance to annex Trailside Woods.
What it means: City Council discussed a hiccup in the trail on the north side of 156th Street and on the west side of Summer Road. The hiccup is caused by a residential property. A developer has been in contact with the property owner, and the owner has agreed to do an exchange for land to the west of property line in exchange for trail easement on that portion to become smoother.
What’s next: The property owner and petitioner will begin engineering and planning for the land exchange. “It was a lengthy process from approval perspective, but the developers have done a good job in trying to work with the residents and making sure their concerns were heard and addressed. The homeowners are happy with the product they are going to see,” councilor Greg O’Connor said.
What happened: An ordinance was established to change West Gateway Overlay, originally solved in 2008 as part of the downtown planning initiative, to Federal Hill District.
What it means: Federal Hill Commons wanted to be referred to as Federal Hill District.
What’s next: West Gateway Overlay will be changed to Federal Hill District.
What happened: An ordinance was implemented to include architectural standards in Lake Forest Planned Development.
What it means: There were too many instances where side elevation on property could face the public right away. Council discussed architectural standards to be put into place.
What’s next: Each side will have a minimum of two windows, that minimum size will be 8 square feet.