36 homes proposed near 106th, Ditch roads in Carmel

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A 36-lot neighborhood has been proposed at the northwest corner of 106th Street and Ditch Road, but many nearby residents are opposed to its construction.

The Carmel Plan Commission will review a petition from JJB Development to rezone 22.43 acres from residential to a planned unit development for approximately 36 single-family homes. The site is surrounded by single-family homes and the Crooked Creek Golf Course.

The PUD proposes a density of 1.6 units per acre on lots that range from 15,300 to 33,533 square feet. Under current zoning, each home must be on at least one acre.

“The petitioner believes this minor deviation is acceptable due to the enhanced architectural standards of the PUD ordinance resulting in the anticipated high quality of single family homes,” states planning documents filed with the city.

Several neighbors have expressed concerns about the proposal.

Southwest Carmel resident Alexandra Bove stated in a remonstrance letter that the development would have a “detrimental effect” on aesthetics, traffic flow and property values.

“Residents around this corner have paid a premium to reside in an area without heavy flow of traffic or overcrowding of homes and this plan goes against everything in that regard,” Bove stated.

The plan commission will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Carmel City Hall.

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