Advisory Plan Commission holds public hearing for Monon Hills


By Michael Rheinheimer

The Westfield Advisory Plan Commission held a public hearing for the Fox Hollow-Monon Hills panned unit development June 3. According to the petition’s original document, Noah Herron, a Westfield resident and the owner of Urban Vines Winery and Brewery, is requesting a change in zoning for an 8-acre tract of land. If approved, the Overall Development Plan and Primary Plat will plat the area into four residential plots. Each plot will be zoned as SF2, single-family, low-density housing.

According to the location map, the property is at the southwest corner of 156th Street and the Monon Trail. Lots 1, 2 and 3 are planned to face the Monon Trail. Lot 4 will face 156th Street and be the largest of the lots at 3 acres.

“These lot sizes are the equivalent, or larger, to most residential lots in this area,” Herron said. “My wife and I plan to build our home on lot No. 2 and sell the three remaining lots.”

Herron told the commission that the lot sizes and custom homes will fit the architectural and landscaping styles of other houses in Westfield. 

“We believe the project will not decrease the value of any neighbors’ homes,” he said. “We also believe that this project will add value to Westfield, and we hope to keep all the existing trees and natural features on this land.”

No one spoke during the public hearing.

The original proposed name for the neighborhood was Fox Hollow. But according to Herron, there was a conflict with the name. He said the newly proposed name of Monon Hills would remain, barring any issues with it.

The APC did not vote on the proposal at the meeting.

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