Noblesville considers housing addition, zoning requests

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This map shows the proposed development at Ind. 32/38 and Union Chapel road. (Submitted map)

This map shows the proposed development at Ind. 32/38 and Union Chapel road. (Submitted map)

By Sadie Hunter

 

The Noblesville Common Council met for a regular meeting at 7 p.m. June 29 at Noblesville City Hall, 16 S. 10th St., Noblesville. The next council meeting will be 7 p.m. July 12 at city hall. To see an agenda, visit cityofnoblesville.org, and click “Agendas” near the top of the page.

What happened: The council introduced ordinances for a proposed development at Ind. 32/38 and Union Chapel Road in Noblesville.

Why it matters: Developers from Equicor Real Estate have petitioned to build a housing addition and apartment buildings at the southeast corner of Ind. 32/38 and Union Chapel Road. On June 20, the Noblesville Plan Commission passed along the ordinances to the Noblesville Common Council with a do-not-adopt recommendation, something Councilor Megan Wiles, also a plan commission member, said was done over concerns of density and worry of the project not being the right fit for the area, as proposed.

What’s next: The council will discuss the ordinances at its next meeting, July 12.

 

What happened: The council approved (9-0) an ordinance annexing 14460 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville.

Why it matters: The 44 annexed acres, on the north side of Greenfield Avenue, one quarter-mile west of Summer Road in Noblesville, is contiguous to the existing city limits. The land is comprised of one parcel that has been platted for a two-lot subdivision to be called Hoods Meadow. The property is also part of a proposed 15-acre nursery, to be called Fiore Nursery.

 

What happened: The council approved (9-0) an ordinance to affirm the city’s minimum financial controls, establishing guidelines for financial control measures and setting a materiality threshold for the city.

Why it matters: Upon becoming a second-class city this year, Noblesville is now required to adhere to a minimum level of internal financial control standards and procedures, which includes things like a commitment to integrity and ethical values, oversight of the internal control system, risk assessment, among others, to be reported and filed with the Indiana State Board of Accounts.

 

What happened: The council approved (9-0) an ordinance authorizing the city to issue its taxable economic development revenue bonds (series 2016) regarding the upcoming Embassy Suites and convention center project.

Why it matters: The ordinance authorizes the issuance of bond rates. City attorney Mike Howard said once the land is closed upon, the city will receive a copy of the closing statement and be able to sell the bonds. The construction loan totals approximately $30 million.

 

What happened: The council introduced ordinances for a change of zoning for approximately 15 acres for property near Willowview Road, north of 171st Street in Noblesville.

Why it matters: If passed, the 15 acres – approximately 2,130 feet east of Willowview Road and 330 feet north of 171st Street – will change in zoning from R2 single-family residential to R3 single- and two-family residential for a new, 410-lot section to be added to the existing Willow Lake subdivision. Homes will be constructed by Epcon Homes, and the developer is Roger Kessler of Logan Ltd.

What’s next: The council will discuss the ordinances at its next meeting, July 12.

 

What happened: The council introduced and passed on first reading (9-0) an ordinance for Crew Car Wash at 13425 Tegler Dr.

Why it matters: Part of the Saxony Corporate Campus Planned Development, Crew Carwash requested a waiver, later approved, for a side-yard setback so the business could make changes to its outdoor layout, including the addition of a drive lane – from three to four – and modifications to the existing structure to make room for it. Also, the businesses will be adding a small, outdoor canopy structure to protect employees who work outdoors from the elements.


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