Commercial projects are starting to stake claims on open land along the Zionsville portion of Michigan Road, catching up with the flurry of mostly retail development that’s already occurred along the Carmel portion of the roadway.
A local couple wants permission to list a garage apartment through the lodging platform. Some residents think Airbnb could attract tourism dollars, while others worry about safety and the area's character.
The potential development, known as 200 West, would have included a mix of single-family homes, multifamily housing and a commercial section on a 4.3-acre property to the west of Sycamore and Main streets.
Pittman Partners LLC had proposed a $90 million, mixed-use project known as The Farm near the southwest corner of U.S. 421 and Sycamore Street. It recently withdrew from the project, and a new developer is being sought.
The decision by Pittman Partners principal Steve Pittman is the latest sign of strife among siblings of Dr. John Pittman, a Carmel developer who died in 2014. Another sibling, Mark Pittman, now is leading efforts to line up an alternative developer.