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Developer proposes 67 homes on 14 acres in west Carmel

June 14, 2018

In a proposal that has already drawn criticism from neighbors, a developer has filed plans to build 42 townhomes and 25 single-family homes in west Carmel.

Randy Green of ISBJ Capital LLC is seeking approval to rezone 14 acres at 4281 W. 106th St. from the S-1 estate residential designation to the planned unit development designation. The proposal is scheduled to be heard by the Carmel Plan Commission on Tuesday.

The land is along 106th Street between Michigan Road and Shelborne Road. The subdivision would be called West Bridge and would feature ranch-style single-family homes and rows of townhouses with five to six units per building.

The builder is not identified in plans submitted to the city, but the PulteGroup has had a representative at at least one meeting on the proposal.

At least four nearby homeowners have written the plan commission with concerns about increased traffic the development would likely cause and the number of homes on the site, saying the proposal is not appropriate for the West Carmel area.

The homes would be priced at less than $300,000, attracting millennial homebuyers looking to move to Carmel, the developer said.

Green has previously overseen residential projects in Zionsville and Noblesville.

About 2.5 acres, or 18 percent of the property, would be allocated as an open, common area, and a 10-foot-wide path would be built along the south side of 106th Street.

The homes would be constructed on the east side of the property, while the town homes would be built on the west.

A "monotony standard" written into the PUD ordinance prohibits any two side-by-side lots or lots across the street from one another to use the same exterior or masonry colors on the homes.

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