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Zoning Petitions that may be considered at the Civic Council meeting on June 27:

 

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]  This is currently scheduled for hearing before the BZA on July 12.

 

 

In discussions with Land Use Committee

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]  This is currently scheduled for hearing before the BZA on July 12.

 

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]  This is currently scheduled for hearing before the BZA on July 12.

 

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 is currently scheduled for hearing before the Hearing Examiner on July 7.

 

6345 W. Thompson Rd -- Derrick and Sue Ann Emmons, represented by William Niemier, seek a variance of use to allow a U-Haul Truck and Trailer Rental.

STATUS: [2022-UV2-014] This is currently scheduled for hearing before the BZA on June 14  This petition will have to be withdrawn and a different type of petition filed.

 

Land Use Committee Meeting Schedule for 2022

 

July 21 August 18 September 15
October 20 November 17 December 15
  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 trainging 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:

 

 

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

 

The Civic Council voted to oppose these petitions:

 

 

Decided

 

3725 Kentucky Ave -- Baback, LLC, represented by Hassan Mihankhah, seeks a variance of use to allow most uses in the category of 'consumer services or repair of consumer goods' in a C-1

STATUS: [2022-UV2-015]  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petitions APPROVED by the BZA on June 14.

 

5045 W. Southport Rd - Kevin Wethington seeks a variance to the DA zoning to  allow for a 211' wide lot (250' req'd) with a side yard setback of 10' (30' req'd) and a rear yard setback of 40' (75 ' req'd).

STATUS: [2022-DV2-014] The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petitions APPROVED by the BZA on May 17.

 

3727 Kentucky Ave - Charles and Lura Magers, represented by David Gilman, sees to rezone 1.2 acres from residential to office use to allow a counseling center.
STATUS: [2022-ZON-003] The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petitions APPROVED by the Hearing Examiner on February 10.

 

8300 Camby Rd - Amazon Self Storage (no relation), represented by Andrew Wert, seeks to rezone 2.8 acres from C-1 to C7 so they can build storage units.
STATUS: [2021-ZON-139] This petitions was withdrawn on January 13.

 

6422 Milhouse Rd - Bill and Jamie Petty, represented by Kurt Laker, seek a variance to legalize a pole barn this a 10 foot side yard setback (15 feet required) and a shed with a 7 foot side yard setback (15 feet required).
STATUS: [2021-DV2-062] The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was APPROVED by the BZA on January 11.

 

6710 Mills Rd and 6720 Milhouse Rd - Adams and Marshall, Inc, represented by Brian Tuohy, seeks to rezone 7.3 acres from agriculture to D-3 residential uses and to terminate commitments from the 2004 zoning of an additional 95 acres between Mills and Milhouse Rds.

STATUS: [2021-ZON-123, 2021-MOD-015] The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was APPROVED by the Hearing Examiner on December 16.

 

5822, 5824, 5826, 5828 Norcroft Drive -  Alpine Studios Indy LLC, represented by Andi Metzel, seeks to rezone 2.2 acres from single family residential to multi-family residential.

STATUS: [2021-ZON-093]  The Hearing Examiner recommended DENIAL on November 4.  The petitioner filed an appeal to have the MDC hear the petition on December 1.  The Civic Council voted to OPPOSE this petition.  This petition was DENIED by the MDC on December 1.

 

4402 Mann Road - Patiala Inc., represented by John Cross, seeks to rezone 0.45 acres from C-3 to C-4 to allow for a gas station.

STATUS: [2021-ZON-080]  The Civic Council voted to OPPOSE this petition.  This petition was DENIED by the Hearing Examiner on October 28.

 

4822 Mann Road - ROA Indianapolis LLC, representd by Daniel McClendon, seeks 8 variances to allow for relcation of a billboard.
STATUS: [2021-UV2-015] The Civic Council voted to OPPOSE this petition.  This petition was approved by the BZA on October 12.

 

7610 W. County Line Road - DR Horton (formerly Westport Homes), represented by Brian Tuohy, seeks to rezone 165 acres for a subdivision of 400 homes in four distinct sections.  The petition includes donation of about 28 of these acres to IndyParks.

STATUS: [2021-ZON- 048]  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  The MDC APPROVED this petition on September 1.

 

5529 Snowberry Ct - Jennifer Bland seeks 5 variances - a) to legalize an existing fence built in a drainage & utility easement, b) allow a patio to extend 3.5 feet into  a drainage & utility easement, c) allow a shed within 2 feet of the property line, d) allow to be built a 12x20 foot roofed patio enclosure to extend 6 feet into a drainage & utility easement, and e) allow a 72 sq. ft. patio addition to be built 6 feet into a drainage & utility easement.
STATUS: [2021-DV3-024] The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT the first 3 variances and to OPPOSE the last 2.  This petition was APPROVED by the BZA on  June 15.

4460 Mann Rd - Ranjit Dhillon, represented by Gregory Zubeck, seeks to rezone 2.3 acres from C-3 to C-4.
STATUS: [2021-ZON-019] The Civic Council voted to OPPOSE this petition. This petition was DENIED by the Hearing Examiner on June 10.

3845 W. Troy Ave - 4 B&M LLC, represented by Jeremy Eglen, seeks a Variance of Use to allow a contractor’s office with display area and indoor storage & vehicle parking. 
STATUS: [2021-UV2-005]  The Civic Council voted to OPPOSE this petition.  This petition was approved by the BZA on May 11 and all commitments requested by the Civic Council were required.

 

4407 Mann Rd -Dean Ehrgott, represented by David Gilman, seeks a variance to allow a commercially zoned property to be used as 2 studio apartments. 

STATUS: [2021-UV2-002] The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition. This petition was APPROVED by the BZA on March 9.

 

3325 Kentucky Ave - (this is the parcel where the Marwood Shopping Center is located) The Huntington National Bank, represented by Kevin Buchheit, seeks several variances to allow a stand-alone drive-through ATM without proper screening, a zero-foot front transitional yard, and with stacking spaaces located in the front yard.

STATUS: [2021-UV1-007] The Civic Council voted to SUPPOR this petition.   This petition was APPROVED by the BZA on March 2.

 

6400-6833 Kentucky Ave (south side of road only), 6700-8210 Camby Road (north side of road only) - Hillwood Enterprises, LP, represented by J. Murray Clark, seeks the rezoning of 132 acres for an industrial park.  They also seek a variance to allow various commercial uses and/or industrial uses.
STATUS: [2020-CZN,CVR-834] The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was APPROVED by the MDC on Dec 16. 

 

 

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.