Plan commission OKs Meijer signs, Grand Junction economic development plan

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The Westfield Advisory Plan Commission met Dec. 2 and forwarded several items onto the Westfield City Council, including a detailed development plan for Grassy Branch Marketplace and an amendment to allow for more signage for the Meijer development.

What happened: The commission approved a detailed development plan for Grassy Branch Marketplace, Lot 3.

What it means: Grassy Branch Partners, LLC by American Structurepoint, Inc. requested a detailed development plan approval for a 27,234-square-foot commercial building on 4.16 acres at 3302 E. Ind. 32 that is set to bring multiple retail tenants.

 

What happened: The commission approved a request for an amendment to the Maple Knoll planned unit development district for the new Meijer store.

What it means: Meijer and its engineer, Woolpert, Inc., have petitioned the city to allow for more signage for the development. The commission originally voted down the request, sending the petition to the Westfield City Council with an unfavorable recommendation. At a Nov. 25 city council meeting, representatives from Meijer presented significant changes to its original request, reducing its request for more signage by more than 400 square feet. The city council voted in favor of the changes, sending the request back to the APC for review.

The final vote was 7-1, with commissioner Bob Smith voting against.

 

What happened: The commission voted in favor of an order for an economic development plan for Grand Junction.

What it means: The Grand Junction EDA amendment was recently adopted by the Westfield Redevelopment Commission, which wants to create a sub-allocation area for improvements related to the Union Square mixed-use project.

The APC unanimously approved the order.

 

What happened: The commission held a public hearing for waivers for a new housing development called Atwater.

What it means: Located north of the intersection of Casey Road and 193rd Street, Olthof Homes, LLC is requesting an overall development plan and primary plat review to establish 275 residential lots in the 100-acre site in the Atwater planned unit development district. The lots will be a mix of duplexes and single-family homes.

No residents spoke during the public hearing. The commission will vote to send a recommendation to the city council at a future meeting.

 

What happened: The commission held a public hearing for and approved a rezone request for a new housing development called Orchard View.

What it means: Arbor Homes plans to develop 271 lots on approximately 104 acres in the Orchard View planned unit development district, north of the intersection of Casey Road and Ind. 32.

The council voted 8-0 to send a positive recommendation to the city council, which will have final say.

 

What happened: The commission held a public hearing for a rezone request to establish the Link planned unit development district.

What it means: EdgeRock Development, LLC plans to develop approximately 68 acres at the southwest corner of 191st Street and Tomlinson Road and has petitioned to rezone a portion of the property from agricultural/single-family rural to local business.

The request involves dividing the property into five subdistricts – the hotel district (District 1), the park district (District 2), the technology center district (District 3), the observatory district (District 4) and the community entertainment center district (District 5).

Jim Steckley, who lives across from the back side of the proposed development, spoke during the public hearing to voice concerns about drainage, trash storage and what the architectural features will be at the back of the development. Another resident, Debbie Sturm, who lives on the other side of 191st Street, said she is primarily concerned about increased traffic and changing traffic patterns as well as signage for the development.

At a future meeting, the APC will vote to whether send a favorable or unfavorable recommendation to the city council. 

 

What happened: The commission held a public hearing for and voted in favor a request to amend development standards in the Monon Hills planned unit development district.

What it means: Noah Herron is requesting an amendment to the PUD district to modify development standards, specifically architectural standards for garages, on the 8-acre property at 15701 Monon Hills Court.

No residents spoke during the public hearing. The commission unanimously voted to send the request with a favorable recommendation to the city council.

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