59 townhomes proposed on 4 acres at 116th Street, College Avenue


Nearly 60 townhomes are proposed on 4 acres at 116th Street and College Avenue. (Submitted photo)

After a rezone approval in November 2017, Onyx + East, LLC is moving forward with plans for 59 for-sale townhome lots on 4 acres at 116th Street and College Avenue.

The site will include entrances off of 116th Street and College Avenue using a new public street. It will include garages, on-street parking and guest parking.

The Carmel City Council voted 6-1 in November to approve rezoning for the $13.5 million townhouse project on the southwest corner of the intersection. The Carmel Plan Commission’s residential committee will discuss the details of the project April 10.

Onyx + East plans to build two- and three-bedroom townhomes with anticipated prices ranging between $220,000 to $300,000.

The development has come under scrutiny by neighboring residents, most notably from Applewood Estates. Shirley Fleming, a resident of Applewood Estates, wrote a letter expressing concerns about the density. She said she’d prefer two-story structures instead of three-story buildings.

“I believe this property should be developed according to its surroundings of residential homes to the south side of 116th Street,” she stated.

When the rezone was approved, city councilors said they foresaw a residential development, rather than office or retail space, as a huge win for neighbors.

A 15-foot-wide buffer is proposed for the west perimeter. The south buffer yard will be 20 feet, according to the plan commission report.

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