Chesterton Tribune

Recreational Impact Fee replaces park donations from developers

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Developers Don Coker and Tom Cahillane appeared before the Park Board to discuss their proposed 40 lot development on 14 acres bordered by 50 West and 1050 North; south of Tamarack Development and east of south 5th Street. The development, dubbed Duneland Trails, will back up onto the old Wabash Railroad Line and connect through a pathway to the Chesterton High School walking trail. There will be two entrances, one on 50 West and one on 1050 N. The development was incorrectly identified as being in the Crocker section of Chesterton. In the advance notice of the Park Board meeting.

The new, per lot RIF, set at $1,171 for each new residential dwelling unit, including individual apartments, will come into play, board members informed Coker; instead of a lump sum donation to the parks.

The board unanimously agreed to send a letter to the Plan Commission letting them know the Duneland Trails plans had been presented and approved by the Park Board.


Posted 4/2/2008