By Noah Alatza
The Westfield Advisory Plan Commission met March 4. The next meeting is scheduled for March 18 at City Hall, 130 Penn St. For more, visit westfield.in.gov.
What happened: The commission sent a unanimous favorable recommendation of the 145-acre Lancaster planned unit development to the city council.
What it means: Petitioner Platinum Properties Management Co. requested the Lancaster PUD change zoning from an agricultural and single-family district in the Spring Mill Trails PUD to the Lancaster PUD District. Lancaster is at the northwest quadrant of 186th Street and Spring Mill Road. If approved by city council, the area would include a variety of home models from single-family to duplex and townhome-style residences.
During the meeting, APC member Dave Schmitz asked why a no overnight parking rule applied only to the townhome area and did not include the entire neighborhood. The petitioner said the reason was because the townhome housing is tighter as opposed to individual driveways and more roadway space in the single-family area.
What happened: Two public hearings were conducted simultaneously on the same development of a new auto repair shop. The first hearing was for an amendment to modify development uses. The second focused on the property.
What it means: The developer requested an amendment that would modify development standards on approximately 1 acre of land at 3540 East Ind. 32 to accommodate Tire Discounters, an auto and motorcycle service shop.The APC approved Tire Discounters and forwarded it onto the city council.