Westfield City Council hears introduction for 321-acre Wheeler Landing


The Wheeler Landing Planned Unit Development is comprised of four different areas covering 321 acres at Ind. 32 and Wheeler Road. (Submitted image)

The Westfield City Council met April 9 and heard two introductions and selected council member Mark Keen to serve on the Riverfront License Review Committee.

Eric Douthit of Church, Church, Hittle and Antrim introduced The Wheeler Landing Planned Unit Development to the city council.

The proposal is comprised of 321 acres split into four different areas at Ind. 32 and Wheeler Road. It proposes a change of zoning to allow for a development that would include mixed use retail, pedestrian amenities, a plaza, dense housing, office space and a light industrial, research and technology park.

“The Wheeler family wants to create a development that will be one of the jewels here in town, and they are really focused on creating something to work for generations to come,” Douthit said.

Council members didn’t express concern about the project.

“I do appreciate the efforts of the developer and owners to take the time. We met a lot of times over the past weeks,” said Chuck Lehman, council vice president. “I know you’re anxious to get started, and we appreciate your patience and all the efforts you’ve made to dial it in and share details with us up front.”

The proposal was passed on to the Advisory Plan Commission with no complaints from council.

The next council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 23 at City Hall, 130 Penn St. For more, visit westfield.in.gov.


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