Zionsville Plan Commission approves Wal-Mart plans after judge mandate

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Compiled by James Feichtner

What happened: After nearly a decade long legal battle, the Zionsville Plan Commission approved the Walmart Stores Inc. primary plat and development plan at its July 18 meeting in a unanimous vote.

What it means: Wal-Mart filed a lawsuit against the ZPC in 2006 after commissioners denied a proposal to construct a retail center along Michigan Road. The July 18 ZPC approval is in response to a recent court ruling from Judge Steven Nation mandating the commission to approve Walmart’s development plan proposal and primary plat of approximately 22 acres.

What’s next: Wal-Mart officials have said they are reviewing their options and have not indicated whether or not they still intend to build on the site.

 

What happened: Commissioners approved a petition to subdivide 77 acres, along with a development plan, at 8810 and 8811 Whitestown Road into a 12-lot subdivision.

What it means: The DeRossi Estates project has come before the plan commission at five previous meetings this year and granted continuances because of continuous alterations to the development plan, including zoning and development standard variances. The lots are zoned in the rural low density single and two family residential district and will be developed into single family homes.

The next Zionsville Plan Commission meeting is scheduled for Aug. 15.


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