Property east of Crown East is approved for business
By Kitty Conley firstname.lastname@example.org February 19, 2013 12:12PM
Updated: February 19, 2013 12:18PM
CROWN POINT — At its Feb. 11 meeting, the Plan Commission voted 5-1 to approve a change of zoning from agricultural to business-3. That is the zoning with the most possible business uses allowed.
This opens this land to a possible development of a hotel.
Attorney Jim Wieser, representing the owner of the land, said that B-3 was the best use of the property since that would make the land more compatible with the surrounding land uses. The land to the north is all B-3 already as is some of the property on the east side of Interstate 65.
There is a residential development south of that newly zoned B-3 property also across I-65 that runs on the north side of 113th Street. The land directly south of this land and also west of I-65 but on the south side of 113th Street is also residential.
Wieser told the commissioners that it makes more sense to have residential land buffered from industrial by business zoning. This property also sits both east and north of Geisen Funeral Home.
The planners had deferred this petition in the past. With Mike Conquest not in attendance there were only six commissioners able to vote. The only no vote was from Councilman Bill Feder, D-At Large.