Proposed residential project in Zionsville would feature Dye-designed course

A Westfield developer is hoping to develop nearly 600 acres in Zionsville for a golf course community that would include homes, restaurants, shops and more.

The development would feature an 18-hole, championship golf course designed by legendary course architects Pete and Alice Dye of Carmel.

Henke development dye course zionsvilleHenke Development Group LLC has requested to rezone land on the west side of Michigan Road north of Willow Road from residential to a planned unit development district for a project called Holliday Farms. The Zionsville Plan Commission will consider the request April 16. (See site plan for the project at right; click for larger view.)

If approved, the Holliday Farms golf course would be only the second new course to be built in central Indiana in the past decade or so, said Mike David, executive director of the Indiana Golf Office. The Club at Chatham Hills, a Pete and Alice Dye-designed course, opened in 2016 in Westfield in an 800-acre development by Henke that could eventually include 1,500 homes.

In addition to a golf course, the development would include a clubhouse with fitness and dining amenities as well as trails connecting to the Turkey Foot Trail for access to downtown Zionsville.

“Residential uses will be the heart of the community,” documents filed by Henke state.

Specific details about how many and what types of homes would be constructed were not included in documents submitted to the town of Zionsville, and the developer declined to provide specifics before the project is introduced to the plan commission.

The development is divided into five sections sprawling 597 acres:

— The residential and lifestyle block would feature the 18-hole golf course and related amenities as well as custom homes of varying sizes and styles (single-family estate lots to garden homes).

— The south mixed-use block, at the intersection of Michigan and Willow roads, would be developed for neighborhood commercial and retail in one- and two-story buildings.

— The residential mixed-use block would be directly north of the south block and would feature water areas and open spaces suited for senior living, multifamily dwellings or childcare facilities or other related uses.

— The central mixed-use block would be centrally located along Michigan Road and would accommodate mixed-use and freestanding outlot buildings for various commercial needs and multifamily dwellings or other similar uses.

— The historic office and hospitality block at the north corner along Michigan Road would feature a preserved historic home and barn, built in the 1800s. Office and medical buildings could also be built in this block.

“Nestled among tree-adorned rolling hills and meandering creeks, Holliday Farms emerges—unlike most terrain familiar to central Indiana, carved out by Mother Nature herself and featuring the spirited Eagle Creek which runs along its western border,” documents filed by Henke state. “Residents of Holliday Farms and community members alike will be able to enjoy the natural surroundings, the beauty and miles of nature trails, paths and parks.”

Besides Chatham Hills, which includes homes, the golf course, parks, garden plots for residents, a clubhouse with a restaurant, fitness center and gym, tennis courts and walking trails, Henke also built the Bridgewater Club golf community in Westfield more than a decade ago, which also includes a Dye-designed course.

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