Compiled by James Feichtner
Event: The monthly Fishers Plan Commission met on July 15.
What happened: A public hearing was held to request the approval of a primary plot of land for The Reserve at Lantern, a 37-lot subdivision on approximately 22.5 acres generally located on the north side of 126th Street between Allisonville Road and Lantern Road.
Why it matters: The petitioner Beazer Homes Indiana, LLP plans to develop a subdivision on the plat targeted to “empty-nesters”. The board approved the request unanimously.
What happened: A public hearing was held to request the approval of a primary plat of land for Whelchel Springs, a 261-lot subdivision on approximately 147 acres generally located on the south side of Southeastern Parkway between Florida Road and Cyntheanne Road. Petitioners were cautious with approving the request, as there was disagreement over whether proper ordinances were followed and properly documented in the proposed plat.
Why it matters: The plan commission moved for a continuance on the approval for the next plan commission meeting held in August so that proper documentation is presented to confirm city ordinances were followed correctly.
What happened: A public hearing was held to submit a recommendation to the Fishers City Council regarding a text amendment to the cities unified development ordinance expanding the boundaries of the I-69 Overlay District to include approximately a 115 acre area.
Why it matters: The overlay district would expand to include Technology Park, located north of 116th Street from east of Lantern Road to I-69. This proposed amendment was presented before the city council in May where council members requested staff notify nearby property owners affected by the expansion. The commission approved the amendment.
What happened: A public hearing was held to submit a recommendation to approve additional permitted exterior building materials for use in commercial and industrial building.
Why it matters: The department of community development requested changes to meet changing trends in building materials and requested changes to the UDO. The commission approved the approval unanimously.