Developments not ready to leave drawing board
By Kitty Conley firstname.lastname@example.org August 27, 2013 12:40PM
Updated: August 27, 2013 12:40PM
CROWN POINT — Of the eight items on the Lake County Plan Commission agenda Aug. 21, the majority went flying through. It is not hard when a petitioner follows all the rules of that commission and the ordinances covering that piece of property.
However, there were two that had not provided all the material needed by the Building Department. Those two chose to with draw their requests.
On the east side of Harrison Street between 163rd Avenue and 159th Avenue, Randy and Kelly Keilman wanted to get the zoning changed from A-1 to R-1 residential zoning, the most restrictive one family zone. The project had been deferred in both June and July meetings.
According to county staff, the petitioners did not have all the pieces put together, therefore they withdrew. Keilman may bring it back when they have the necessary material for the Building Department.
Also withdrawing was consideration of a subdivision on land owned by Allen Bultema and the Bultema Family Land Trust. Kevin and Jennifer Bultema were petitioners.
They were looking for secondary approval, which is normally a simple procedure. This had been deferred once by the Plan Commission.
This land is located about two-tenths of a mile south of 145th Avenue on the west side of Sheffield Street in Hanover Township. What they had wanted was a secondary plat approval for a three lot subdivision.
If either of these projects want to come back before the Plan Commission they must re-file and re-advertise.
Now the property less than a half mile west of Grant Street (State Road 55) and on the north side of 172nd Lane in Cedar Creek Township will be back. They have been required to re-advertise and notify the neighbors because a problem with their original legal ad meeting legal requirements.