Union Row proposes seven custom homes near downtown at council meeting

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Union Row developers hope the seven lots they’re proposing for the 2.5 acres at 606 and 608 S. Union Street will serve an unmet market in downtown Westfield.

“The whole premise of this whole development is we want to be under $600,000 because some of these other builders keep creeping up and up over that and young couples can’t afford it and retirees who want to downsize might downsize in square feet, but their price doesn’t downsize,” Patch Development developer Pat Chittenden said. “We think there is a niche market and we can figure this out. We will get young professionals with no kids or empty nesters.”

The development was presented to the Westfield City Council during its June 9 meeting.

BBG Construction will be the signature builder for the project. BBG Construction is based in Westfield and was the 2017 Home-a-Rama winner.

Each lot is a third-acre. Price  are expected range between $500,000 and $600,000. The proposal already met with the Grand Junction Task Group, which supports it. The homes have the option of additional living space to be built above the garage to serve as an in-law suite or place to operate a home business.

“No one is taking advantage of Union Street en masse,” WKRP Indy Broker Curt Whitesell said. “They’ve built one house at a time in places, but we are right on Union Street, the main corridor, and we are able to do seven homes.”

The proposal will appear before the Westfield Advisory Plan Commission for a public hearing July 15. Developers said they have not heard concerns from neighbors. For more, visit westfield.in.gov.

Anyone interested in purchasing one of the homes or learning more can email curt@wkrpindy.com.

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