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"Proposal restricts housing close to Indiana airport"
- From: "Stephen Irwin" <stepheni@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 13:48:51 -0600
Monday, March 8, 2004
Plan aims to discourage housing near new airport
The Indianapolis Star, IN
Danville -- Hendricks County planners have drafted a plan to prevent
houses from springing up around the county's new airport.
The Area Plan Commission is scheduled Tuesday to consider a change in
zoning ordinances that would discourage tract homes, apartments,
churches and other buildings in a 6-square-mile area between Avon and
It would encourage business and industry in the area around Hendricks
County Airport, Gordon Graham Field, according to Todd Barker, the
county's interim plan director.
"This is an overlay area that doesn't change the zoning districts, but
it adds an extra set of regulations that any development would have to
The proposal covers an area between County Road 150 East to 400 East and
from Old U.S. 36 to County Road 200 South. That area is roughly centered
on the airport that opened two years ago.
The seven-page proposal includes provisions that would set minimum
building size at 10,000 square feet and minimum lot size at 10 acres.
Tract homes rarely exceed 2,000 or 3,000 square feet.
The overlay area also would impose restrictions on building height,
lights and other features that might impair a pilot's vision.
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