Converted from paper version of the Broad Ripple Gazette (v16n08)
March BRVA Land Use meeting
by Alan Hague
posted: Apr. 12, 2019
There was only one item on the agenda (in Bold below) at the March 26, 2019, public meeting of the Broad Ripple Village Association's (BRVA) Land Use and Development committee that was held at Northminster Presbyterian Church.
A. Metazoa Brewing Company. 804 E. Laverock Rd., David Kingen regarding 2nd preliminary presentation of mixed use redevelopment project at 804 East Laverock Road. Rezone is to MU-2 Mixed use district with variances for setbacks and parking. Approximately 8,000 square feet. Petition #2019CMP809
This item before the committee was for information only, not for a vote. This item was also presented at the February meeting. Some modifications were made since the last presentation. The petitioner described several nearby parking opportunities, although no parking agreements with these locations had been initiated. It was also stated that the structures on the site, Portico, an outbuilding, and a garage, have been removed since the last meeting.
Based on the committee's request last month, the landscaping plan was modified to create more of a buffer between the dog-friendly outdoor patio area and the adjoining Canal Walk trail. The petitioner also explained that no food or children will be allowed in the facility. "Broad Ripple embraces dogs. We're all about dogs on the inside, so, we're not going to have food on the inside on purpose, so that we can have dogs on the inside," said Dave Worthington of Metazoa. The committee expressed that while the additional plantings on the south edge of the property are an improvement, it would like a four-foot buffer between the patio area and the Canal Walk to separate the dogs at Metazoa and the users on the trail.
The hearing before the Metropolitan Development Commission to rezone the property from MU-1 to MU-2 is scheduled for Thursday, April 25, at 1pm in the City-County Building downtown.
The petitioner is expected to appear at the April BRVA committee meeting to get a vote before appearing at the hearing downtown. That public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 6pm. The church is unavailable that evening so the meeting will be at the CCIF building at 1405 E. Broad Ripple Avenue.