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please note that the hearing dates are quite often changed - check back here to keep track of the currently scheduled hearing date for the pending petitions

Tuesday, August 8th, Land Use Meeting is Cancelled

We were going to discuss the extension of Ameriplex Pkwy, but are awaiting the analysis that led to the City selecting a preferred route.

 

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petitions in discussion with Land Use Committee
Land Use Committee meeting schedule
petitions awaiting hearings at City Hall
petitions that have been decided by the City (1 year only)

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Zoning Petitions that will be considered at the Civic Council meeting on August 28:

none

 

In discussions with Land Use Committee

 

 

 

Various addresses from Millhouse Road through Southport Road east of Mendenhall - Browning Investments is proposing an industrial park on 450 acres.  This petition has not yet been filed.
[STATUS] This petition has not yet been filed.

Here is the latest proposal from this developer.  Click on image to enlarge:

 

 

Land Use Committee Meeting Schedule for 2017

The committee meeting schedule for 2017 is detailed below.  We meet at about  6:00 - 8:00 pm in the auditorium of the Decatur Public Library.  Other dates may be used also, if a negotiation requires.  If you have an interest in one of these cases you should contact Pat Andrews (856-3341) for agenda details.    See below for scheduled Land Use Committee meeting dates.  (click here)

 

August 8 September 12 October10
November 14 December 12  
Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, except July, which is on the 3rd Tuesday.  Meetings are at the Decatur Public Library, beginning at 6 pm.

 

The following cases are awaiting hearings at City Hall:

The Civic Council voted to support these petitions:

 

The Civic Council voted 'not to oppose' these petitions:

 

The Civic Council voted to oppose these petitions:

 

Decided

9001 Camby Rd -  Earth Images, a landscaping company, represented by Justin & David Kingen, seeks a variance in order to grow sod and build office and storage buildings.
STATUS [2017-UV2-003]  This petition was withdrawn.

 

3240-3426 S. Lynhurst Dr - Exeter Property Group, represented by Joe Calderon, seeks to rezone 31 acres from airport to medium industrial (I-2S) so that warehouses can be built. Because this land used to include a small subdivision, the plat for those homes must be legally removed.
STATUS: [2016-CZN, CVC-840]  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was approved by the Hearing Examiner on May 25.

 

4106 Tincher Rd - Robert Matthew Waddell seeks a variance to allow the construction of a porch with a 15 foot setback.

STATUS [2017-DV1-025]  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  The BZA approved this petition on  May 2.

 

7951 Cedar Dr (7902 Ralston Rd) - multiple owners, represented by David Retherford, seek to divide a 9 acre parcel into a 3 acre and 6 acre parcels, neither of which would have the required 250 street frontage.
STATUS [2017-DV1-016]  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  The BZA approved this petition on  May 2.

 

4822 Mann Rd - Storage Express Holdings, represented by Patrick Riley, seeks to modify commitments from 2013 to allow storage units on the entire site (parcel 1 now limited to C-3 uses).

STATUS [2017-MOD-007]  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  The Hearing Examiner approved this petition on April 27.

 

8025 Paddock Rd - Tena Allen seeks a rezoning of 27 acres from agriculture to a special use to allow for a cemetery, funeral home, mausoleum and crematory.
STATUS [2017-ZON-002]  This petition was WITHDRAWN on April 13.

 

6322 W. Thompson Rd - Steverinos Eatery, represented by William Niemier, seeks a variance in the depth of the front yard and the required landscaping, as well as a variance to allow a separate sign.
STATUS: [2016-DV3-041]  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  The BZA approved this petition on February 21.

 

6425 Milhouse Road - Westport Homes, represented by Brian Tuohy, have withdrawn their request to rezone 27.83 acres from D3 to D5. They now seek to modify commitments currently on the property and a variance to allow more homes than allowed in D3.
[STATUS] 2016-CAP,CVR-825 The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition. The MDC approved this petition on November 2.

 

6425 Milhouse Road - Westport Homes, represented by Brian Tuohy, seeks to rezone 27.83 acres from D3 to D5 - removing a number of commitments on the ground.

[STATUS] 2016-ZON-040  This petition will be withdrawn on September 29.

 

4751 Kentucky Ave - Butch Baur seeks a variance to allow for 34 parking spaces (18 max allowed) so that a Wafflehouse can be located on this parcel.

[STATUS] 2016-DV3-019   The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  The BZA approved this petition on September 20.

 

3740 S. Lynhurst Dr - SBA Communications Corp., represented by David McGehee, seeks a special exception to allow them to construct a 110 foot tall monopole cell tower in a special use district.
[STATUS] 2016-SE1-001  The Civic Council voted to OPPOSE this petition.  The BZA denied this petition on September 13.

 

8211 Mann Rd - Kevin Smith, represented by Brian Tuohy, seeks a variance to legalize the location of a detached garage 12 feet from the north property line (15 feet required).

[STATUS] 2016-DV1-021  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.    The BZA approved this petition on July 5.

 

3535 Kentucky Ave - Speedway Gas, represented by Eric Carter, seeks a variance to locate underground storage tanks immediately next to the property line (10 foot setback required).
[STATUS] 2016-DV3-016  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  The BZA is approved this petition on July 19.

 

6400, 6449 & 6500 Kentucky Ave - Camby Holdings, LLC, represented by Mary Solada, seeks to rezone 170 acres from agricultural and residential to industrial in order to build a total of  2 Million sq. ft warehouse/distribution facility and 44,000 sq. ft. of self-storage units.
[STATUS] 2015-ZON-035 The Civic Council voted to OPPOSE this petition. 
The MDC DENIED this petition on May 18.

 

3535 Kentucky Ave -- Speedway Gas seeks a variance to allow two canopy signs larger than allowed.
[STATUS] 2016-DV3-003    The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition. The BZA APPROVED this petition on February 16. 


5925 Stockeberger Place -- Melloh Enterprises seeks a variance to allow for a pole barn too close to the lot lines.
[STATUS] 2015-DV2-036  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition. The BZA APPROVED this petition on February 9. 

 

3700 Kentucky Ave -- Indy Specialized Transport, Inc., represented by Joe Calderon, seeks to rezone this property to I-3-S (medium to heavy industrial) in order to locate a 'specialized trucking company' on this corner.

[STATUS] 2015-ZON-054  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition. The Hearing Examiner APPROVED this petition on Oct 15.

 

4887 Kentucky Ave -- Key Financial Corp, represented by Susan Rymer, seeks a variance of the Sign Regulations to allow a sign with a 26 sq ft electronic variable message component within 365 ft of a protected district (600 ft req'd), and an integrated sign area of 726 sq ft (575 sq ft max allowed) and with 4.416 ft ground clearance (9 ft req'd).

[STATUS] 2015-DV2-027  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition. The BZA APPROVED this petition on Nov 10.

 

3120 S. Taft Street - Katya and Celso Malpica seek a Special Exception to allow for a 1792 sq. ft. manufactured home on this parcel.
[STATUS] 2015-SE3-001 The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.
The BZA APPROVED this petition on July 21.

 

The Petitioner files a zoning or variance request in City Hall.  They must notify, by mail, all owners of lots either within 2 parcels from the one affected, or within 660 feet - whichever is less.  They must also notify all registered Neighborhood Associations that claim the petitioner's land in their territory.

The Petitioner is invited to meet with the Decatur Township Civic Council Land Use Committee.  If we hear of the project before the Petitioner files, we may begin our discussions early.  It is the intent of the Land Use Committee to review the proposal, discuss its impacts on the immediate neighbors and the Township as a whole.  We may possibly engage in negotiating with the Petitioner about their proposal in the expectation that something better for our community might emerge.  The Land Use Committee decides what position it will recommend the full Council take on the Petition (support, not oppose, or oppose).

The zoning or variance petition is heard by the full Civic Council at its regularly scheduled monthly meeting.  We hear the proposal from the Petitioner and comments for or against from any neighbors.  The Land Use committee recommendation is stated, along with the reasons for that recommendation.  Anyone in attendance may ask questions.  All those who have been members of the Civic Council for 90 days, votes by paper ballot - either 'support', 'not oppose', 'oppose', or 'abstain'.  The official position of the Decatur Township Civic Council is that which receives a majority of the votes cast.

The petition is then heard downtown at the City-County Building (200 E. Washington St).  A zoning request may first be heard by the Hearing Examiner and then by the Metropolitan Development Commission (MDC).  A variance request is usually heard by one of three Boards of Zoning Appeals (BZA).   The Land Use Committee sends representatives to these hearings to give a presentation on the reasons for the Civic Council position.

Depending upon the Petition, there may be an appeal to the City-County Council of a decision by the MDC or BZA.