The Chesterton Plan
Commission on Thursday looked at a plan by Olthof Homes to put in 24 duplex
lots in the Village Green Townhomes at Coffee Creek Phase 1 at the southeast
corner of Kelle Dr. and Sidewalk Rd.
land project manager with Olthof Homes, said that he is speaking to town
staff in preparation for submitting the plan for a hearing but wanted to get
the Plan Commission’s opinion on having Kelle Dr. be the entrance road for
the development instead of Village Point Dr.
The change is
wanted because the surrounding roads are private roads and the don’t have
access to Village Point Dr.
“Before we go
spinning our wheels too deep in this, we just wanted to make sure we had
access,” Recktenwall said.
Town Engineer Mark
O’Dell said that there would be two distinct subdivisions in the area, one
that is being done by Phillippe Builders Inc. and one that will be done by
Olthof Homes which is purchasing the land from Lake Erie Land Company. He
agreed that it would be better having Kelle Dr. be the access point and
recommended the roads in the development be wide enough for emergency
Planners said they
understood the reasons and invited Recktenwall to proceed with the plans for
a preliminary hearing.
matters, Planners agreed to set a public hearing for Olson Farms LLC request
to make some minor changes to the planned unit development ordinance for
Easton Park, which is located on CR 250 East at the eastern terminus of East
Farms and ATG Real Estate, Eric Gastevich said that there were plans to put
fencing along Easton Park Dr. like that on CR 250E. In the CAD drawing that
was approved and recorded, the fences were not illustrated on the drawing
for Easton Park Dr.
The fence will be
six feet tall and will be along the back yards of the residential
properties, he said.
The other amendment
sought is changing the second driving lane for the frontage of the property,
“It looks confusing
if you have a second lane that really doesn’t go anywhere. People don’t know
under normal driving conditions where they should move,” he said. “It is
probably not the best practice so we are seeing if we can improve upon it”
O’Dell and Planner
Jeff Trout suggested adding turn lanes to improve traffic movement.
O’Dell said he will
talk to the Town street commissioner and Torrenga Engineering to come up
with a plan for a right turn lane and acceleration and deceleration lanes to
turn into the subdivision, as well as making sure drainage conditions are
The Planners agreed
on a motion made by Trout to advance the amendments to a public hearing at
their May meeting.
Continued to the
next meeting, the Planners will discuss a few remaining items for the
infrastructure guarantee letter of credit for Stone Meadows.
At the start of the
meeting, the Plan Commission elected its 2017 officers since it has not met
George Stone will
remain as president, Bob Poparad will be vice-president and Gail Murawski
will be retained as secretary.