Council talks Riverview, housing and micro-hospital developments


By Sadie Hunter


The Noblesville Common Council met July 26 for a regular meeting in the Noblesville City Hall Council Chambers. The council’s next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at city hall, 16 S. 10th St., Noblesville. For more, or to see agendas, visit

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What happened: The council approved a proposal for an ordinance confirming a multi- and single-family development, to be known as Union Crossing, along the east side of Union Chapel Road, south of Conner Street and west of Stony Lane in Noblesville Township.

Why it matters: The large-scale, housing development would add both single-family and multi-family components to the location. In past meetings, council members voiced their issues with the apartment component, to sit directly on the southeast corner of Ind. 32/38 and Union Chapel Road, but the developers made architectural changes to address the issues,

What’s next: The council approved the ordinance for the development, 5-3. Councilors Brian Ayer, Mark Boice and Rick Taylor voted against the project, and Councilor Megan Wiles was absent from the meeting.


What happened: The council introduced an ordinance for a proposed maintenance building on the Riverview Health Campus at 395 Westfield Rd., Noblesville.

Why it matters: The multi-level maintenance facility would sit behind the existing hospital, on the south side, and would include storage space, minimal office space, utility space, loading docks and garages

What’s next: The ordinance will be discussed again at the council’s Aug. 9 meeting.


What happened: The council introduced an ordinance making an amendment to the city’s Promenade Planned Development to allow for a new micro hospital at 6139 Promenade Shops Boulevard.

Why it matters: The overall mixed-use development at the northeast corner of Ind. 32 and Little Chicago was laid out by the city and adopted in 2006. Currently, just one business sits within the PUD, a CVS Pharmacy. The 17,000-square-foot micro hospital will be one of two to be completed in Noblesville, one of which is currently under construction at 146th Street and Ind. 37.

What’s next: The ordinance will be discussed again at the council’s Aug. 9 meeting.


What happened: The council introduced an ordinance for amendments to the city’s unified development ordinance.

Why it matters: The proposed text amendments would make changes or add to definitions for zoning applications and approvals, subdivision procedures, site design and improvement standards, zoning district uses, general regulation, off-street parking and loading, signage and more.

What’s next: The ordinance will be discussed again at the council’s Aug. 9 meeting.


What happened: The council introduced, held a public hearing and passed an ordinance for additional appropriations from the city’s County Option Income Tax (COIT) Fund.

Why it matters: Approval moves $1 million from the city’s COIT Fund to its Rainy Day Fund. “Whereas, it has been shown that certain existing appropriations now have unobligated balances that will not be needed for the purposes for which appropriated…” the ordinance states. This action is a result of the city applying for a $1 million Local Road and Bridge matching (50 percent) grant.

What’s next: The council voted to waive rules to vote on the ordinance after first reading. The proposal was passed unanimously, 8-0.


What happened: The approved a preliminary resolution for the acquisition of real estate at 17400 Willowview Rd., Noblesville.

Why it matters: Approval of the resolution means the city has agreed to purchase property to own the right-of-way for the Midland Trace Trail, approximately .75 acres, with revenue from the city’s park impact funds.

What’s next: The council will vote on a confirmatory resolution at its next meeting on Aug. 9.

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