Developer want to build homes on acreage in Crown Point
By Carrie Napoleon Post-Tribune correspondent November 27, 2012 12:38PM
Updated: November 27, 2012 12:38PM
CROWN POINT — The developer of Ellendale Farms wants to convert 14 home sites in the Carrol’s Knoll acreage to six, large-acre single-family home sites.
Tom Fleming told the Plan Commission in a workshop Nov. 12 he would like to change the plat and turn the existing one-acre lots in the land platted west of Lake Street into two- to five-acre lots for single family homes.
“The infrastructure is already there for them,” Fleming said.
By reducing the number of homes he will be able to use existing roadways. If he were to proceed with developing the 14 individual home sites he would have to add another street, driving up the cost of the project and making it more difficult to get funding from banks who still are not eager to lend.
Commissioner Laura Sauerman said the switch would represent a unique opportunity for homebuyers allowing access to large acre lots within the city limits.
“I can see these being very desirable. That’s a hard thing to find, acreage within the city limits,” Sauerman said.