Nursing center in the works
By Kitty Conley firstname.lastname@example.org November 12, 2013 12:20PM
Updated: November 15, 2013 9:39AM
CROWN POINT — The City Council took a step closer to making a new nursing and assisted living facility a reality. On Nov. 4 it voted unanimously to annex 20 acres between Main and Marshall streets, south of St. Matthias Catholic Church and north of the southside city water tower.
The project continued through the week by appearing before the city Tree Board on Nov. 6. The Tree Board was reviewing the tree planting lists and designs. The board sent a positive recommendation to the Plan Commission about the landscaping.
The Plan Commission on Monday, Nov. 11, considered a request for rezoning the property from residential R-1, the most restrictive residential zoning in the city under which all annexed property comes into the city, to office service OS-1, which includes the ability to have a nursing home.
The Plan Commission was also scheduled to review a site plan.
Jack Huls at DVG Engineering is representing the owners of the property. He told the Tree Board that the largest number of plantings will be going around the detention pond on the south end of the property. That end boarders homes built around Youche Country Club.
This will make the view from the private homes to the south more attractive. This pond is much larger than needed for the property but will be an attractive feature of the development. The entrance to this facility will be from Main Street. It is across from the parking lot just north of the Crown Point High School football field.