By Sadie Hunter
The Zionsville Town Council has followed suit with the Zionsville Plan Commission in its denial of the 200 West proposed project – a mixed-use development with single-family, multi-family and commercial uses – adjacent to the Village.
“I think from what I’ve picked up in talking to residents and members of the community, everybody’s interested in seeing something, this was just not it,” Town Council President Susana Suarez said. “So, I think there’s interest, and there’s support for the right project, but this one was just a little missing in some places.”
The ordinance, which would have rezoned 4.32 acres near Second and Sycamore Streets from the B-3 Urban Outdoor Business Development Zoning District to a PUD (Planned Unit Development) District, was unanimously voted against.
Wayne DeLong, director of planning and economic development, said the property is the only remaining piece of B-3 land available in the Village.
DeLong also said the current developers still plan to move forward with a similar project that will not require a zoning change to, according to town documents, “maximize the development potential of the site in a manner that is consistent with the gateway concept; provide residents of the Zionsville Village area with additional amenities; and expand the downtown Village area in a manner that is consistent with and sensitive to the existing uses and residents in the Village.”
Development company Fabrico first brought the project before the plan commission in March and held several public meetings within the community, which resulted in some changes to the project, but the changes weren’t enough for members of the plan commission to favor the project, leading to its unanimous disapproval of 0-5.
The next Zionsville Town Council meeting is 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at Zionsville Town Hall, 1100 W. Oak St., Zionsville.