A request to allow
a proposed ribbon curb for Easton Park on CR 250E, replacing a second
driving lane, will be forwarded to the Chesterton Town Council with the
recommendation of the Town’s Advisory Plan Commission.
public hearing, Eric Gastavich, representing developer Olson Farms and ATG
Real Estate, presented two amendments to the Easton Park Planned Unit
Development as he did last month at the preliminary hearing. The first was
to include fencing along both the south and north side of Easton Park Drive.
The fencing was there when the PUD was previously approved but got lost in
one of the layers of the computer-aided design drawing and was recorded
without it. It would need to be approved again by the Town for
clarification, Gastavich said.
The second proposed
amendment was to remove an extra drive lane in the frontage along CR 250E
and put in a ribbon curb. Town Engineer Mark O’Dell said the inlets would be
switched out with drainage gates with beehive casting. It will be similar to
the ribbon curb on Porter Ave., he said.
The changes were
recommended on a 6-0 vote.
In other business,
the planners voted unanimously to release the maintenance guarantee for
Stone Meadows subdivision at CR 50W and CR 1100N.
developer William Stone has completed the list for the guarantee such as
repairing the manholes and replacing a six-foot curb section that was
damaged by a builder.
Also, a request by
Kevin Warren with Lake Erie Land Company was approved to release the
infrastructure guarantee for Morgan’s Corner at Coffee Creek.
Warren said that
Olthof Homes has become the developer for Morgan’s Creek and has a larger
maintenance guarantee in place that covers the alley as well as other
“Our need to carry
the infrastructure guarantee doesn’t exist anymore. It’s all carried by
Olthof now so we request that be released,” Warren told the Commission.
Warren said he will
be back next month to ask for extensions on two other guarantees. There are
sidewalks proposed along Village Green that are not ready to be completed by
reducing that bond but felt it would be easiest to extend it another year in
the hope that they will be done in that time,” he said.
planner Jeff Trout said he noticed that the Panzica development -- the
110-unit Residences at Coffee Creek senior living center -- appears as if
they are ready to start building.
O’Dell said the
Town is waiting on a check for the building permits but he expects
construction will break ground sometime next week.
Also, O’Dell said
he received an email later on Thursday from Olthof Homes, informing him
without explanation that they will not be pursuing the project they
presented to the Commission informally last month.
Ed Recktenwall with
Olthof Homes had presented a concept plan for Village Green in Coffee Creek
to have the main entrance be off Kelle Dr. instead of Village Point Dr.