Avid Hotel, Napleton Kia among new businesses proposed in Carmel

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The Carmel Plan Commission met July 16 to discuss several new businesses, including a hotel, car dealership and warehouse building.

What happened: An attorney representing Avid Hotels presented plans for a mixed-use building on 1.23 acres at approximately 13300 Illinois St.

What it means: The 102 guest rooms of the Avid Hotel are proposed on the top three floors of the building, with the hotel lobby and other amenities on the ground floor, which would also have space for other tenants. Nearby property owners expressed concerns about access to the property, the project’s potential effect on property values and possible increases in crime.

What’s next: The commercial committee will discuss the plan at its Aug. 6 meeting and send it back to the full commission for a vote.

Napleton Kia is proposed on 96th Street east of Randall Drive. (Submitted photo)

What happened: An attorney representing Napleton Kia presented plans for a new dealership on 3.74 acres on 96th Street east of Randall Drive.

What it means: The dealership, which would include a 24,000-square-foot building, would be accessed from Randall Drive. A resident speaking on behalf of the nearby Williamson Run neighborhood said his neighbors generally support the project but would like to see restrictions on test drives through the neighborhood, standards for the dumpster enclosure and well-maintained landscaping as a buffer.

What’s next: The commission’s commercial committee will discuss the plans at its Aug. 6 meeting and send them back to the full commission for a final vote.

An 84,240-square-foot office and warehouse building is planned on nearly 6 acres at 9800 Mayflower Park Drive. (Submitted photo)

What happened: Adam DeHart of Keeler-Webb Associates presented plans for an 84,240-square-foot office and warehouse building on nearly 6 acres at 9800 Mayflower Park Dr.

What it means: The site has been vacant since 1998 when a Mayflower distribution center was demolished. The petitioner is requesting to construct a spec building that would likely house two to four tenants. Plans include relocating a road that runs through the property to the south.

What’s next: The commercial committee will discuss the plan Aug. 6 and have final voting authority.

Take 5 Quick Lube is proposed at 9799 N. Michigan Rd. (Submitted photo)

What happened: The commission heard plans for a Take 5 Quick Lube on .66 acres at 9799 N. Michigan Rd.

What it means: The 1,500-square-foot building would be home to the first Take 5 Quick Lube in the Indianapolis area. The business allows customers to stay in their vehicle during an oil change, which takes approximately 9 minutes to complete in most cases. One nearby property owner expressed concerns that included the potential impact of having a service station near a residential area.

What’s next: The commercial committee will discuss the plan Aug. 6 and have final voting authority.

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