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Converted from paper version of the Broad Ripple Gazette (v14n12)
May zoning issues at BRVA meeting
by Alan Hague
posted: Jun. 09, 2017

Approximately 25 were in attendance at the May 23rd, 2017, public meeting of the Broad Ripple Village Association (BRVA) Land Use and Development Committee that was held at Northminster Presbyterian Church. There were two items on the agenda in bold below.
A. 1428-1430 Broad Ripple Avenue, Sam Zinkan & Joe Zinkan - Developers, Garrett Lawton - Advisor, David Toth - Architect, regarding rezoning from C-3 to D-P for mixed use with first floor retail and multi-family units above.

From agenda item A - 1428-1430 Broad Ripple Avenue - proposed apartment/retail.
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This item was presented for information only, as nothing had yet been filed with the City of Indianapolis. This proposal is to raze the buildings between Weaver's Lawn and Garden and Broad Ripple Park along Broad Ripple Avenue. This would remove the dog groomer/e-cig building and the structures associated with the long-gone Wake Up gas station. A new 5-story building with underground parking would be constructed on the site. The building would have 30 to 35 apartment units and approximately 6,600 square feet of retail. The committee made several suggestions for the project, including reorienting the building to Broad Ripple Avenue to put the parking in back, to be in agreement with the Envision Broad Ripple plan. The developers expect to file a proposal with the City in June and would then come back before the BRVA committee for a local vote.

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currently on the site between Weavers and Broad Ripple Park
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B. 6357 & 6371 Guilford Avenue, David and Justin Kingen representing Chris Short an Tom English requesting a rezoning the property from C-4 to MU-2. Hearing before the Metropolitan Development Hearing Examiner has been continued to June 15, 2017, without notice, at 10:00 a.m.
This project has been before the BRVA committee numerous times. It is a proposal to raze the two large houses on the south east corner of 64th and Guilford Avenue to erect a multi-story apartment/office/retail building.
After the last presentation, an electronic vote was taken and the committee narrowly voted to not support the proposal. The petitioners decided to return to the committee this month with further explanations to see if the vote could be reconsidered. After a lengthy discussion, the committee decided not to hold a re-vote. (As clarification, the BRVA committee does not have legal jurisdiction on rezonings. The BRVA can appear at the hearing in the City-County Building to either support a petitioner or to remonstrate against a petitioner. It is the Department of Metropolitan Development that rules on zoning changes.)
The next public meeting of the BRVA Land Use and Development committee is scheduled for Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 6pm at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 1660 Kessler Boulevard [KK28 on map].


alan@broadripplegazette.com
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