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Zoning Petitions that will be considered at the Civic Council meeting on June 29:

7530 W. Mooresville Rd - The Rosemary Swift Trust, represented by David Gilman, seeks a variance to allow a house to be built behind an existing barn. 
STATUS: [2020-DV1-027]  This petition is scheduled to be heard by the BZA on July 7 

 

4407 Mann Rd - Dean Ehrgott & Greg Gass, represented by David Gilman, seeks a rezoning of 0.457 acres from residential (D4) to office uses (C1).  They also seek a variance to reduce the required south side yard from 15 feet to 10 feet.
STATUS: [2020-CZN, CVR-826]  This petition is sceduled to be heard by the Hearing Examiner on July 9.

 

In discussions with Land Use Committee

 

7530 W. Mooresville Rd - The Rosemary Swift Trust, represented by David Gilman, seeks a variance to allow a house to be built behind an existing barn. 
STATUS: [2020-DV1-027]  This petition is scheduled to be heard by the BZA on July 7 

 

4407 Mann Rd - Dean Ehrgott & Greg Gass, represented by David Gilman, seeks a rezoning of 0.457 acres from residential (D4) to office uses (C1).  They also seek a variance to reduce the required south side yard from 15 feet to 10 feet.
STATUS: [2020-CZN, CVR-826]  This petition is sceduled to be heard by the Hearing Examiner on July 9.

 

 

Land Use Committee Meeting Schedule for 2020

The committee meeting schedule for 2019 is detailed below.  We meet at about  6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Goodwin Center.  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)

 

July 9 August 13 September 10
October 8 November 12 December 10
  Meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  For the forseeable future, our meetings will be through Zoom.  They begin 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:

 

4375 Kentucky Avenue -- The Five Star Oil, Inc., represented by David Kingen, seek to rezone 0.82 acres to add a C3 use in addition to the gas station and convenience store. A variance for yard setbacks was added to this petition.  A MOD (modification of commitments) petition has been added still.
STATUS: [2019-ZON-053]  The Civic Council voted to OPPOSED the rezoning request.  The Civic Council Executive Committee voted to support 2 of the 4 variance requests and oppose 2.  The Civic Council Executive Committee voted to oppose the modification of commitments  This petition was denied by Hearing Examiner on May 14.  Her decision was appealed to the MDC, which will hear it on July 1.

 

Decided

6007 W. Southport Rd -- James Alexander and Estella Vandeventer seek rezoning of 4.8 acres from DA (dwelling/agriculture) to DS (dwelling special).
STATUS: [2020-ZON-032]    The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.   This petition was WITHDRAWN on June 25.

 

3633 Kentucky Ave (the old Marsh) -- Larkspur 3633 Indy LLC, represented by David & Justin Kingen, seeks to rezone 9 acres from C-4 to CS (commercial special) to allow for two outlots with C-3 uses (neighborhood radius retail, including restaurants) and the following uses in the old Marsh building -- dump truck assembly, retail sale of truck parts, warehousing of truck parts for their dealerships, and a training center for employees.  They also seek a variance to allow two 13 foot walls (south side and Mann Rd side) and two walls of 6 feet and 7.7 feet tall along Olender Dr.  The south wall is allowed to be 10 feet tall and all others 3.5 feet tall by ordinance.  And lastly, they seek a plat to create three lots.

STATUS: [2020-CZN, CPL, CVR-805]  This petition was WITHDRAWN April 9, 2020.

 

Kentucky Ave at Camby Rd -- Hillwood, Inc., represented by Murray Clark, seeks the rezoning of 173 acres to I-2 (industrial, light to medium intenstity) for the construction of  warehouses. 
STATUS: [2019-ZON-122] The Civic Council voted to OPPOSE this petition.  The Hearing Examiner recommended that this petition be denied  on February 13.  The petitioners withdrew this petition on April 1.

 

5510 Exploration Dr -- Ameriplex III, LLC, represented by Nicholas Everhart, seeks a variance to reduce the number of passenger vehicle parking spaces from 1/1,500 sq ft to 1/6500 sq ft.
STATUS: [2019-DV1-070]  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was APPROVED by the BZA on March 3.

 

5715 W. Southport Rd -- Jim & Angela Walsh seek a variance to legalize frontage of only 31 feet (125 feet required) and structures too close to the side lot lines (aggregate of 75 feet required.
STATUS: [2020-DV2-001]   The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was APPROVED by the BZA on Mar 10.

 

7610 W. County Line Rd -- Conrad Farm, LLC, represented by  Steven Robinson, seeks to rezone 5.3 acres from university uses UQ-1) to dwelling-agriculture (DA)
STATUS: [2019-ZON-126] The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition. This petition was APPROVED the Hearing Examiner on February 13.

 

5730 W. Mooresville Rd -- Rosemary Swift Trust, represented by David Gilman, seeks to rezone 33.5 acres from dwelling-agriculture (DA) to dwelling-special (DS) for 9 residential lots.
STATUS: [2019-ZON-123]   The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition. This petition was APPROVED the Hearing Examiner on February 13.

 

8806 Camby Road -- Brian Bretz seeks a Variance to expand his detached garage.  This property is on a corner lot and therefore technically has two front yards.  The proposed expansion would move the garage footprint closer to Stanley Avenue than the house sits, which is not allowed.
STATUS: [2019-DV1-061]  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition. This petition was APPROVED by the BZA on December 3.

5822 Flight School Dr -- 5700 Madison LLC, represented by Russell Brown, seeks to rezone 1.5 acres from commercial uses to residential to allow construction of 15 apartment units. 

They also seek a variance to reduce the stream protection corridor from 50 ft to 25.
STATUS: [2019-CZN,CVR-837] The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was APPROVED by the MDC on November 6.

 

4639 Byrkit St --Brad Rugg, represented by Brian Tuohy, seeks a variance to allow a second residential unit on the same lot.

STATUS: [2019-UV2-018] The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition. This petition was APPROVED by the BZA on October 8.

 

4831 Oaknoll -- Matthew & David Thompson, represented by Justin Kingen, seeks a variance to allow machining, fabricating, and welding metal components in a detached garage.
STATUS: [2019-UV2-014]   The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was APPROVED by the BZA on October 8.

 

9001 Camby Rd -- Arthur Evans, represented by David Kingen, seeks to rezone 47 acres from D3 to DA.
STATUS: [2019-ZON-058] The Civic Council voted to OPPOSE this petition. The Hearing Examiner approved this petition and included a commitment requested by the Civic Council on September 12.

 

8900 W. Mooresville Rd -- Actually on corner of Kentucky Ave and Camby Village Blvd -- Core 5 Industrial Partners, represented by Joe Calderon, seeks to rezone 121 acres to Commercial Special (CS) to allow primarily I-1 uses (includes logistics warehouses) and some commercial at the C-4 and lower category.
[STATUS] 2019-ZON-036 the Civic Council voted to OPPOSE this petition. The Hearing Examiner denied this petition on June 13.  The  MDC denied the petition on August 15.

 

8517 Stansted Rd -- MS Liquors, Inc, seek a transfer of a liquor license to a package store to be built a the Metro Stop gas station.

STATUS: [DL4931687] The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this license request. The Alcoholic Beverage Board approved it on August 5.

 

3217 S. Lyons Avenue - Castro Enterprises LLC, represented by David Dearing, seeks a variance to legalize the current location of and to expand an existing automobile sales lot (not allowed on a residentially zoned parcel) with a 3 foot front setback (18 feet required) and 0 foot east side setback (3 feet required).
STATUS: 2019-UV1-007  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  The petition was approved by the BZA on  June 4..

 

4905 Kentucky Avenue -- Tiffany Niles and Jessica Smith request a variance to allow a trash dumpster along Thompson Rd (not allowed in a front yard) and an outdoor freezer (outdoor storage not allowed).
STATUS: 2019-UV1-008  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  The petition was approved by the BZA on  June 4.

 

3416 S. Lynhurst Dr. - Exeter Group, represented by Joe Calderon, seeks a variance to allow loading docks across the street from a residential area.   They also seek to reduced side yard setbacks of 50 feet (100 required), 30 feet (50 required), and 40 feet (50 required).    Also, a second petition for the same property requests a modification of commitments to increase the allowed height to 45 feet as well as replacement of any landscaping that dies in the future.
[STATUS] 2019-DV2-008  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  The petition was approved by the BZA on  June 11.
2019-MOD-004  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  The petition was approved by the Hearing Examiner on June 13.

 

 

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.