Carmel council considers Hamilton Crossing rezone request, land purchases for road projects


The Carmel City Council met Feb. 17 to discuss a rezoning request and other matters.

What happened: The council introduced an ordinance to rezone the site of the Hamilton Crossing retail center and adjacent hotel and former restaurant building.

What it means: The Carmel Plan Commission already approved the rezoning of the 14 acres to allow for mixed-use development. The rezoning would also allow the Carmel Redevelopment Commission to become involved in the project. A specific redevelopment plan for the site has not been revealed.

What’s next: The council’s Land Use and Special Studies committee will discuss the matter at its next meeting, which had not been scheduled as of press time.


What happened: The council approved the purchase of six properties each valued at more than $25,000.

What it means: The properties are necessary to complete road improvement projects. They are at 120 3rd Ave. NW, 11505 Illinois St., 11540 N. Meridian St., 1649 E. 111th St. and 0 E. 111th St.


What happened: The council unanimously approved an appointment to the Carmel Economic Development Commission.

What it means: Councilor Jeff Worrell nominated Jeff Maurer, who also serves on the Home Place Advisory Board.

What’s next: Maurer’s term will expire Jan. 31, 2023.


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