Council approves TIF districts, annexations

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The Fishers City Council met Oct. 21 at City Hall. All members were present. The next city council meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at City Hall, 1 Municipal Dr. For more or to see an agenda, visit fishers.in.us.

What happened: The council approved two resolutions for allocation areas within the

Consolidated Fishers/I-69 Economic Development Area.

What it means: “This is to create an allocation area for Pullman Pointe, which is the Scannell (Properties) project off of Lantern Road,” City Financial Controller Lisa Bradford said at the meeting. “Earlier this year, we agreed to a project agreement with Scannell, and within that, there will be a (tax increment financing) area created for them. This is the procedural step to create their TIF area.”

Scannell entered into the development agreement with the City of Fishers in June that

will result in the issuance of bonds by the city but backed by Scannell for the $29 million project that is set to bring 180 apartments at Lantern Road and Fishers Point Boulevard.

Similar to the Scannell project was the approval of the TIF district for The Stations,

an 8.67-acre townhome, commercial, retail and hotel development near The Yard.

Councilor David George voted no on both resolutions.

 

What happened: The council approved a voluntary annexation request at 16265 and 16283 E. 126th St.

What it means: Two lots on the south side of 126th Street, east of Cyntheanne Park, have been annexed into the city limits. The ordinance was approved unanimously.

 

What happened: The council approved a voluntary annexation request near East 126th Street and Olio Road.

What it means: Three lots, comprising 3.4 acres and known as the Cummings and Wilson subdivision on the south side of East 126th Street and west of Olio Road, have been annexed into the city limits. The ordinance was approved unanimously.

 

What happened: The council approved a voluntary annexation request near East 126th Street and Cumberland Road.

What it means: One lot, comprising 1.34 acres, the location of Fishers Church of Christ at the north side of 126th Street, east of Cumberland Road, has been annexed into the city limits. The ordinance was approved unanimously.

 

What happened: The council held a public hearing for a voluntary annexation request for 10980 and 10992 E. 106th St.

What it means: The request for the annexation of the two-lot property, known as Kelly Woods, consisting of 10.14 acres on the north side of 106th Street, received no public comment. The council will vote on the request at a future meeting.

 

What happened: The council held a public hearing for a voluntary annexation request for 8970 E. 131st St.

What it means: The request for the one-lot property, consisting of 0.43 acres on the north side of 131st Street and west of North Britton Drive, received no public comments. The council will vote on the request at a future meeting.

 

What happened: The council discussed the vacation of an ingress, egress and drainage easement and a portion of a right of way.

What it means: Approximately 970 feet of right of way and a drainage easement along Jaycee and Moore streets at the north side of 116th Street will be vacated, if approved by the council, to make way for the Nickel Plate Stations mixed-use development at the northeast corner of 116th Street and the future Nickel Plate Trail. No citizens spoke during the public hearing. The council voted to suspend the rules and passed the ordinance 8-0, with George abstaining.

 

What happened: The council approved a proposed text amendment to its sign standards.

What it means: One section of the city’s unified development ordinance about sign standards and signs in the rights of way could change, making it compliant with, and the same as, Hamilton County standards. The amendments, if approved, would provide additional detail and guidelines about signs placed in city rights of way. The changes could regulate temporary signs, allow digital drive-thru menu boards, among other small changes.


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