The Carmel City Council met Dec. 16 to rezone land for two developments, approve an alcoholic beverage permit for a new business planning to move into the space that previously housed Scotty’s Brewhouse and form a new committee.
What happened: The council rezoned 6.8 acres between Rohrer Road and the Monon Trail from R1 to UR zoning.
What it means: The rezoning allows the Monon Crossing development to proceed. Lennar Homes plans to build 60 townhomes on the site.
What’s next: The townhomes are anticipated to sell for $275,000 to $350,000.
What happened: The council rezoned the Meridian Suburban neighborhood from S-2 residential to Meridian Corridor.
What it means: Meridian Development has purchased 29 of the 31 homes in the neighborhood – with another expected to close in January – to make way for the Franciscan Health Orthopedic Center of Excellence.
What’s next: Residents are allowed to stay rent-free in the homes for a year. Once the neighborhood is vacated, the homes will be demolished.
What happened: The council approved a three-way alcoholic beverage permit for a new restaurant in the spot vacated by Scotty’s Brewhouse on Main Street.
What it means: According to documents submitted to the city, Keystone Realty Group obtained the permit for a casual dining or entertainment business to be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Examples of food selection may include fish, burgers, French fries and charcuterie. The name of the business has not been determined, and it is expected to employ approximately 20 people.
What happened: The council approved the formation of Carmel Advisory Commission on Disability.
What it means: The committee, initiated by city councilor Laura Campbell, will initially focus on accessibility, employment and social connection issues.
What’s next: The commission is expected to be formed by mid-January.