Compiled by Ann Marie Shambaugh
The Zionsville Town Council met April 17 to discuss the purchase of land for town uses and to ask the Zionsville Plan Commission to consider rezoning three properties in the Village.
What happened: The council voted to require the Zionsville Plan Commission to consider rezoning three properties in the Village area.
What it means: The parcels at 125, 165 and 235 W. Sycamore are zoned B2 and B3, but Town Councilor Josh Garrett said a VBD zoning could be more appropriate. He said he’s talked to many nearby residents who are concerned about what could be allowed there. Recently, the site has been proposed for the 200 West mixed-use development, which is on hold.
What’s next: The plan commission is expected to discuss the issue at its May 15 meeting.
What happened: The council voted 5-1 to approve a resolution that funds the down payment and 2017 monthly installments for the land contract purchase of the Rail Trail Gardens property. It also funds minor improvements.
What it means: The town is purchasing two parcels of land on S 875 E that are expected to be the future home of the streets and parks departments. Currently, they share a 31,000-square-foot building with the Zionsville Police Dept. The town’s general fund will be used to make the $750,000 purchase. Deputy Mayor Ed Mitro said one of the residential buildings on the 13-acre site could be converted into a home for the Zion Nature Center.