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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)

 Zoning Petitions that will  be considered at the Civic Council meeting on December 18:

none

 

  

 

In discussions with Land Use Committee

3210 Chief Lane ( 3210 Rand Rd) -- Reagan Outdoor Advertising, represented by Jon Campbell, seeks several variances in order to relocate a static billboard due to I-69 construction.  They seek variances to locate within I-465 (not allowed), 65 feet tall ( 40' max height allowed), with a setback from Rand Road of 5 feet ( 20' required), with 50 from another billboard (1000' required), within 400 feet of a freeway ramp (500' required), within 148 feet of a protected district (300' required), and within an airspace district.
STATUS: [2023-SE2-002] This petition is scheduled to be heard by the BZA on December 12.  We will continue this hearing to January 9.

 

6921 Camby Rd, 6801, 6912 Mills Rd -- Arbor Homes seeks to rezone 106 acres from D-A to D-4 in order to build a residential subdivision.
STATUS: [2023-ZON-057]  This petition is scheduled to be heard by the Hearing Examiner on December 14.  This petition is being withdrawn.

 

Land Use Committee Meeting Schedule for 2023

 

December 21    
     
  We meet beginning at 6:00 PM in the Training Room of the Decatur Township Government Center / Firestation.  Take the door at the rear of the building stairs on your immediate left.  The training room is half way down the hallway on your left.

 

The following cases are awaiting hearings at City Hall:

The Civic Council voted to support these petitions:

6328 Sharrob Rd -- Francisco Rocha seeks a variance for an addition to a single family dwelling (not permitted) with a 3-foot east side yard setback (30-foot setback required).
STATUS: [2023-UV2-012]  This petition is currently scheduled to be heard by the BZA on  December 12. 

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

 

The Civic Council voted to oppose these petitions:

6333 & 6345 W. Thompson Rd -- Derrick & Sue Emmons and Kentucky Avenue Holdings, LLC, represented by Bill Niemier, seek to eliminate 3 commitments from the 2003 zoning of 6345 and seek a variance for both parcels to legally run a painting contracting business and a U-Haul truck rental business in a C-1 (office uses only).
STATUS : [2023-CAP-856 / 2023-CVR-856]  The Hearing Examiner denied this petition and the petitioner appealed her decision.  This petition is scheduled to be heard by the MDC on December 6.

 

Decided

 

4375 Kentucky Avenue -- Five Star Oil seeks to modify commitments from 2019-ZON-053 to extend the date certain commitments must be completed to Sept 30, 2023.
STATUS: [2023-MOD-009]  The Civic Council voted to OPPOSE this petition.  This petition was DENIED by the MDC on October 18.

 

8300 Camby Rd -- Indiana Members Credit Union seeks to rezone 2.67 acres from office uses (C-1) to neighborhood commercial uses (C-3).
STATUS : [2023-ZON-073]   The Civic Council voted to OPPOSE this petition.  The MDC APPROVED this petition on October 18.

 

6011 Copeland Mills Dr -- Jesse Cook seeks to modify commitments from the 1997 zoning to allow for a solid privacy fence.
STATUS: [2023-MOD-014]  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was APPROVED on August 24.

 

5745 Kentucky Avenue -- WaWa gas stations, represented by Joe Calderon, seek to rezone 2.6 acres from D-A to C-4 to allow for the construction of a gas station and convenience store.
STATUS: [2023-ZON-052]  This petition was WITHDRAWN on August 10.

 

6107 Timberland Way -- Simone Ridgeway seeks to modify commitment #20 from 1997 zoning to allow a solid privacy fence.
STATUS: [2023-MOD-012] The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was APPROVED by the  BZA on June 29.

 

9047 W. Mooresville Rd - EZ Property Group, represented by Brian Tuohy, requests a rezoning of 140 acres from DA & D4 to D3 for a residential subdivision of 360 homes.

STATUS: [2022-ZON-057] This petition will be withdrawn by the Hearing Examiner.

 

5822 & 5824 Norcroft Dr -- 5700 Madison, LLC, represented by Heather Kegley, seeks a variance of use to allow construction of a duplex on each lot, neither of which is a corner lot.
STATUS: [2022-UV2-021] The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was APPROVED by the  BZA on Nov 15.

 

6111 W. Hanna Ave -- Reagan Outdoor Advertising, represented by Michelle Noppenberger, seeks 7 variances to allow a digital billboard (not allowed), 60' tall (40' max allowed), 0' & 726' distance from other billboards along I-465 (1500' required), 387' & 815' & 960' distance from other billboards radially (1000' radial separation required), that displays messages for 8 sec (10 sec min required).

STATUS: [2022-UV2-013]  The Civic Council voted to OPPOSE this petition.  The BZA DENIED this petition on Oct 11.

 

3048 S. McClure St -- Asencio & Oscar Gomez, represented by Sarah Walters, seek a variance to build a single family home with only 4.2' north side setback and 5' south side setback (7' side setbacks required).

STATUS: [2022-DV2-027]  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was APPROVED by the BZA on Sept 20.

 

7008 Ralston Rd -- Brent & Sarah Bangel, represented by Robert Hight, seek a variance to allow them to build a pole barn closer to the road than is the house.

STATUS: [2022-DV2-029]  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was APPROVED by the BZA on Sept 13.

 

3735 S. Lynhurst Dr -- Indy Specialized Transport, represented by Joe Calderon, seeks to modify a commitment from 2015 in order to submit a new landscaping plan instead of preserving native trees.

STATUS: [2022-MOD-011] The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was APPROVED by the Hearing Examiner on Sept 15.

 

5813 W. Hanna Ave & 4130 Heiney Rd -- RDS Real Estate, represented by Murray Clark, seeks to rezone 14.8 acres from light industrial to medium industrial so they can locate a sales/service of refrigeration units for the heavy-duty trucking industry and other medium industrial uses.
STATUS: [2022-ZON-099]  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was APPROVED by the Hearing Examiner on Sept 15.

 

4445 Decatur Blvd -- Interstate Trailer, represented by Michael Rabinowitch, seeks to modify the site plan approved in 2015 and a Variance to allow them to use gravel in a parking area instead of pavement.

STATUS: [2022-CAP-838, 2022-CVR-838]  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was APPROVED by the Hearing Examiner on August 25.

 

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 45 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.