Advisory Plan Commission will hold a public hearing at its next meeting,
Dec. 17, on an amended primary plat of Phase I of the Springdale planned
unit development, located immediately south of 1050N and west of Abercrombie
Woods in Crocker.
The replat proved
necessary after the developer, Olthof Homes LLC, made a small but
significant miscalculation of impervious surface in Phase I: namely, lot
coverages which should have been in the range of 46 to 51 percent--already
well above the 30-percent maximum normally permitted by the Zoning Ordinance
but authorized by variance under the PUD ordinance--proved to be higher, in
the neighborhood of 55 percent.
planners made it clear that, given historically high water tables and
drainage issues in Crocker, they were unlikely to amend the PUD ordinance to
accommodate those larger lot coverages with their increased impervious
surfaces, in essence rendering 22 paired patio homes unbuildable.
So Olthof went back
to the drawing board and at Thursday’s meeting presented a new primary plat
of Phase I. By eliminating two lots entirely--50 and 69, both of them paired
patio homes, one on either side of Springdale Street--Olthof was able to
adjust the lot lines to provide for the permitted coverage ratios.
In addition, Town
Engineer Mark O’Dell said, Olthof has agreed to add 11 rear-yard drains.
“Fingers crossed, this should take care of the problem.”
accordingly voted unanimously to hold a public hearing on the amended
primary plat at its next meeting. Should planners approve the new primary
plat, they could if they wish approve the secondary plat on the same night,
Associate Town Attorney Chuck Parkinson said.
business, planners also voted unanimously to approve the secondary plat for
Phase II of the Springdale PUD, contingent on the receipt of a sidewalk bond
and an infrastructure bond. Phase II is comprised of 25 single-family units
on the far east side of the PUD, backing onto the far west side of
Two other phases
are contemplated for Springdale: Phase III, in which approximately 10 more
single-family units would be built; and Phase IV, in which commercial would
be developed on the far west side of the PUD.
Lake Erie Land
unanimous votes planners granted secondary plat approval for two parcels at
Coffee Creek Center. Both parcels were replatted earlier this year by the
Lake Erie Land Company, to make the individual lots smaller in size, or
otherwise to combine oddly shaped lots, to make them more sellable.
approval was granted for the replat of two parcels located east and north of
Chesterton Family Dental, both part of Phase A-B of the Coffee Creek Center
PUD. Lot 1 is comprised of an existing 1.38-acre lot plus an adjacent
0.24-acre vacated portion of Lot 37; Lot 3, of an existing 1.72-acre parcel
plus an adjacent vacated 0.75-acre portion of Lot 38. This acreage has
already been infrastructured.
approval was also granted for six separate lots ranging in size from 0.50
acres to 0.84 acres--lots 7 through 12--which were originally all part of a
single larger parcel. In this case, the Lake Erie Land Company will be
required to provide an infrastructure guarantee of $451,911.15, as
infrastructure has not yet been installed to serve the six lots in question.