Advisory Plan Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the
The main order of
business: the public hearing--continued from December and then January--on
John Nekusí proposed planned unit development, Duneland Prairie, which heís
looking to build on 11.28 acres located behind the Chesterton Post Office.
Residents of the
Westchester South subdivision to the west of the proposed PUD--and those on
Richter Street to the north--have objected to its density, 62 paired patio
homes and three single-family homes; to anticipated traffic congestion on
Richter Street, where a secondary entrance/exit would be located; and to
Nekusí desire not to build a sidewalk on Richter Street. Remonstrators have
also expressed a concern about the effect of the PUD on stormwater runoff in
In January Nekusí
attorney, Greg Babcock, told planners that his client is working to
reconfigure the lots on the west edge of the PUD to make the rear yards
larger and thereby increase the buffer between the PUD and Westchester
In other business,
planners will return to a public hearing--continued from January--on the
primary plat for the Springdale PUD, located south of 1050N immediately west
of the Abercrombie Woods subdivision.
That PUD would
consist of 48 R-1 units located to the east--that is, bordering the west
edge of Abercrombie Woods--as well as 23 R-2 units located in the center of
the development and then 8.41 acres of commercial on the far west side.
Planners will also
return to a third public hearing continued in January: on the secondary plat
for the double hotel project at Coffee Creek Center, located immediately
north of the Culverís restaurant.
The two hotels--a
Fairfield Inn & Suites and a Holiday Inn Express--are being developed by
Armerilodge Group of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. The Fairfield will feature 87
rooms in three stores; the Holiday Inn, 90 rooms in four stories.