Plan commission OKs first steps for future hotel and office, orthopedic center


The Carmel Plan Commission met Oct. 15 at City Hall. Commissioner Tom Kegley was absent. The commission’s next meeting is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 19. For more information, visit

What happened: The commission voted to send a site plan and primary plat approval for the North End mixed-use development to its residential committee.

What it means: Old Town Companies is requesting site plan and primary plat approval for a new development on the north side of Smokey Row Road between the Monon Greenway and U.S. 31. Once the plans move through the residential committee, the proposal will return to the plan commission for final approval.


What happened: The commission voted to send a proposal for a building expansion to the commercial committee for final approval.

What it means: Schafer Powder Coatings is requesting a site plan and design approval for a 31,500-square-foot expansion to its facility at 4518 W. 99th St. The development also is proposing the addition of 34 new parking spaces on the 5.44-acre property within the Mayflower Industrial Park. The commercial committee will give final approval on the site plan and design.


What happened: The plan commission unanimously approved a site plan for a future hotel and office building adjacent to Ritz Charles.

What it means: Diversified Land Acquisitions and American Structurepointe are working together on a site plan that will bring two building pads and parking to 2.96 acres at 12166 N. Meridian St., directly north of the Ritz Charles.The request had a public hearing last month, but another was held at the Oct. 15 meeting because of a mistake listed in the original public notice. No citizens spoke.

The proposed Franciscan Orthopedic Center of Excellence gained approvals from the Carmel Plan Commission at its Oct. 15 meeting. (Submitted rendering)

What happened: The commission unanimously approved a site plan and design for the Franciscan Orthopedic Center of Excellence.

What it means: Methodist Sports is requesting approvals for a four-story, 236,231-square-foot orthopedic hospital, surgery center and medical office building and 664-space parking garage on 10.8 acres at 10800 Illinois St. Since going through several committee meetings, developers responded to concerns of light pollution from the buildings onto neighboring properties by agreeing to add additional trees and landscaping features.

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