Zionsville Plan Commission approves senior living facility, warehouses 


By Jarred Meeks

The Zionsville Plan Commission approved petitions for a new senior living facility within the interior of an existing local retirement campus and two warehouse buildings at another site at its June 17 meeting.

The commission approved a petition to allow construction of two warehousing and distribution buildings at 5190 S. Ind. 267 that will be approximately 187,971 square feet in what is zoned as a light industry district.

The proposed site plan calls for all loading docks and all truck docks positioned between the two buildings to have a 50-yard buffer area separating the site from residential homes. The buildings will be 42 feet tall, and the accompanying lighting will be 20-feet tall with downward lighting, in accordance to town requirements for buildings near residential properties.

Larry Jones, a member of the plan commission, asked representatives of the petitioner, Becknell Industrial, a privately held national real estate development firm, as the site continues to develop if it will continue to help the drainage issue in the area. Representatives assured their site plan accounted for such concerns.

The commission also approved a petition for a development plan amendment to allow for the addition of a three-story senior living facility within the interior of Hoosier Village, a senior living community, in what is zoned as a special use district.

The development amendment is a move the retirement campus had anticipated since the initial development plan in 2011, a Hoosier Village representative said at the meeting.

The facility will contain 80 living units and be approximately 118,000 square feet at the center of the 6.4-acre campus. The site also will include an additional 100 parking spaces and remain consistent with the existing landscape and visual aesthetic of Hoosier Village.

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