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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 September 27:

 

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]  This petition is scheduled to be heard 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] this petition is scheduled to be heard by the BZA on  October 12.

 

 

In discussions with Land Use Committee

 

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]  This petition is scheduled to be heard by the Hearing Examiner on October 28.

 

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]  This petition is scheduled to be heard by the Hearing Examiner on November 11.

 

4822 Mann Road - ROA Indianapolis LLC, representd by Daniel McClendon, seeks 8 variances to allow for relcation of a billboard.
STATUS: [2021-UV2-015] this petition is scheduled to be heard by the BZA on October 12.

 

Land Use Committee Meeting Schedule for 2021

The committee meeting schedule for 2021 is detailed below. 

 

October 21 November 11* December 16
  The meetings are the third Thursday of the month except November.

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

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. 

 

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 on September 2 acknowledged the withdrawal of several items and approved this petition along with 24 commitments including extending water main and moving vent pipes.

 

4545 Kentucky Ave - Kentucky Avenue Hotel Group, represented by Carrie Mills, seeks a variance to allow a 20 foot pole sign in a CS district, and to allow two pole signs on the same frontage without at least 300 feet separation.

STATUS: [2020-DV1-037] This petition was withdrawn on September 1.

 

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]  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was APPROVED 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]  The Civic Council voted to SUPPORT this petition.  This petition was APPROVED by the Hearing Examiner on July 9.

 

 

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.