Lambert land east of I-65 rezoned
By Kitty Conley firstname.lastname@example.org December 11, 2012 1:58PM
Updated: December 11, 2012 1:58PM
CROWN POINT — Jerry Lambert was at the City Council meeting Dec. 3 asking for his family’s 42-plus acres of vacant land to be rezoned to the B-3 business classification.
This vacant land is located on the east side of Interstate 65 and runs along 109th Avenue.
Gerry Stiener of Wille and Stiener Real Estate had represented Lambert property at the Plan Commission. The Plan Commission sent a favorable recommendation to the City Council.
Council President Andrew Kyres, D-3rd, made the motion to approve and hold over for second reading. It passed 7-0.
The city council was told by Chris Meyer that this change was compliant with the city’s master plan.
City Engineer Tris Miles said that the requested details of the legal plan regarding the old railroad right-of-way that runs inside the boundaries of the property had been given to him that evening.
Mayor Dave Uran told the council that since it takes two readings to get a change of zoning done he suggested that the council pass this in the first reading and the right-of-way would be added to the final documents prior to the council voting on the second reading in January.
This raw land contains a nice pond that Stiener told the Plan Commission could be a good place to build a hotel. The old railroad right-of-way will be a benefit as a rails-to-trails project to allow shoppers or workers to come to a future commercial use of this property.
Stiener had said that having a piece of property this large already zoned for business will aid in marketing the property.