By Chris Bavender
Whitestown could soon be home to two new subdivisions.
Pending final approval later this month by the Plan Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals, The Heritage, on the southeast corner of Main Street and Albert S. White Dr., is proposed to have 260 homes. Prairie Chase would be built at 2685 S. Main St., just north of the historic Legacy Core, and will have 62 homes for residents 55 and over.
“The fact that developers continue to covet Whitestown as a great place to build new subdivisions only confirms that we are still very much a vibrant and desirable market,” said Tanya Sumner, director of public relations for Whitestown. “We’re a great community to call home and there is still a strong demand to live here.”
Prairie Chase will consist of attached or paired homes. There will be 62 homes on 31 lots. The Heritage, meanwhile, will be made up of mostly single-family homes.
“We are just recently seeing requests from developers to build age-restricted neighborhoods like this,” Sumner said. “We think it’s great to have a variety of residential options for every age group in our growing town, so we welcome the concept.”
Town officials said the small, age-restricted neighborhood will work well in that particular location, near the Legacy Core district and Lions Park. Both neighborhoods will offer homes in the mid-$200,000s up to $300,000, depending on the finishes.
The proposed subdivisions, and the residents they are expected to draw, are embraced by the town.
“We are very proud of our diverse tax base,” Sumner said. “We have a good mix of business and industrial growth, and that gives us a very healthy tax base, putting us in a great financial position to fund important quality-of-life projects, like the two new parks we are breaking ground on this year.”