Converted from paper version of the Broad Ripple Gazette (v16n18)
September zoning issues at public meeting
posted: Sept. 05, 2019
There were approximately 20 in attendance at the August public meeting of the Broad Ripple Village Association's Land Use and Development Committee meeting held at Northminster Presbyterian Church. There were two items on the agenda (in bold below).
A) 6528 Cornell Avenue, Joshua Savage of Wooden McLaughlin LLP requesting rezoning from D-4 to MU-2, to cohere with comprehensive plan recommendation. Petition #2019-ZON-07
This project is to rezone the property on the northwest corner of Cornell Avenue and Coil Street. The house at this address was most recently Athletic Annex Running Centre and the garage for that house had been Natural Born Juicers. The property is zoned D-4 (residential) and has variances to allow for a shoe store and a juice bar. The owner of the property wishes to rezone the land as MU-2 (mixed use). The committee was concerned that this rezoning request is premature, as there are no tenants in mind. MU-2 allows for many types of businesses, not all are desirable for the area by the committee. The petitioner agreed to submit a subset of the allowable business types list to put restrictions on the MU-2. This will likely happen via email and the vote will also likely be by email, meaning that it will likely not be seen by the Gazette for reporting purposes when that occurs.
B) 6200 N. College Avenue, Dan Jacobs information-only presentation regarding a potential office development
This item was for information only. Nothing has been filed yet and the building has not been designed. This project would replace the four buildings on the northeast corner of 62nd and College Avenue. This is about half of the structures included in the recently-withdrawn proposal by another developer. The properties along Carrollton Avenue are not included in this proposal as this project stops at the alley.
The project is to raze the four properties and build a 5-story building containing an underground parking deck, 65,000 sq. ft. of office space, and 44 living spaces. About 50,000 sq. ft. of the office space would house the new headquarters of a local development company. That company would also use about half of the living spaces for out-of-town business visitors undergoing training.
The committee was generally positive about the proposed daytime office use for the Village. There were many concerns expressed concerning the height of the building along 62nd Street and the setback of the building proposed along College Avenue. The developer agreed to look into modifications to help the design fit better into the neighborhood. These changes and a design for the building will be presented at a future public meeting.
The next public meeting of the Land Use Committee is scheduled for October 24th, 2019, at 6pm at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 1660 Kessler Boulevard [KK28 on map].
The four properties to be razed for this project as seen from 61st and College Avenue