Another development rezone proposal seeking to override established residential zoning and planning standards is coming soon to the Carmel City Council. If approved, the Ambleside Point project, located south of 146th Street and east of Towne Road, will shoehorn 260 units into 56.5 acres.
The proposed residential density is 4.6 units per acre, whereas the current S-1 zoning allows a maximum of 1.0 units per acre. The proposal includes 130 townhouses, even though the zoning/planning for the property does not permit townhouses. The proposed single-family lots are as small as 6,000 square feet, whereas the zoned minimum allowable lot size is 15,000 square feet. The proposed spacing between single-family homes is as close as 6 feet, whereas the zoned minimum allowable spacing between homes is 20 feet.
Developers will continue to propose projects that are in blatant disregard of established residential zoning regulations and the comprehensive plan so long as the Carmel City Council continues to approve all such proposals.
Carmel residents, please contact the city councilors to let them know that you oppose the Ambleside Point proposal in its current form. Contact information is available at carmel.in.gov.
Dave Fox, Carmel