Developer proposes apartment project for Grand Park Village

A developer has filed plans to build a 244-unit apartment complex in Westfield’s Grand Park Village.

Richmond-based Freeman Development Corp. is working with Westfield-based Henke Development Group to build a project called CharlesTowne at Grand Park Village.

The complex would be built on 12 acres near the intersection of Wheeler Road and 186th Street. 

Plans show the project would be built east of the Henke-developed Cambria Hotel Westfield and southeast of the Wellbrooke of Westfield rehabilitation and senior care facility.

The complex would hug the 15-acre Village Lake, which was dug out for Grand Park Village development.

Freeman proposes construction of 17 buildings, including a nearly 6,000-square-foot clubhouse with a resort-size swimming pool.

The complex would feature 108 one-bedroom, 121 two-bedroom and 15 three-bedroom apartments, according to the plan.

The developer is also considering including an urban garden in the community.

Development costs were not disclosed. Construction could begin as soon as next summer, an attorney representing Freeman told the Westfield City Council this week.

The proposal goes before the Westfield Plan Commission for a public hearing Sept. 4. The city council won’t vote on the project until October.

Freeman has built two other apartment communities in Indiana: Monarch Crossing in Columbus and Stonegate Apartments in Cambridge City. Its other projects include three apartment complexes in Illinois.

Henke Development has been one of the most active developers in the north suburbs over the 20 years, with involvement in projects including Bridgewater Club, Grand Park, Chatham Hills and Holliday Farms.

Company founder Steve Henke introduced plans for the 220-acre Grand Park Village in late 2012 with the concept of an East Coast-styled community with shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and multifamily housing surrounding a lake with a boardwalk.

Grand Park Village was slow to start, but progress has picked up since construction begun on the $17 million Cambria Hotel in late 2016.

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