David Weekley Homes and Warstler Realty Group are planning to build 98 residential buildings and eight commercial buildings across from Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville.
The Noblesville City Council on Tuesday night reviewed plans for Boden Road Crossing to learn more about the potential 32-acre development proposed for the northwest corner of Greenfield Avenue and Boden Road. The subdivision aims to provide “missing middle” housing with 40 for-sale townhomes and 58 for-sale duplexes. The rest of the proposal calls for a 20-acre commercial node with seven standalone buildings and a gas station.
Steve Hardin, an attorney with Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath representing the petitioners, said the vacant property has been zoned for a big-box user or retail power center since 1997.
Once the city and county partnered to build 146th Street and Campus Parkway to the south, Hardin said traffic was diverted away from the site.
“It’s still a good location, it’s good real estate, it’s located in a good area where there are utilities nearby,” Hardin said. “But, it’s probably not best-suited any longer for a large, regional commercial center.”
Instead, David Weekley Homes and Warstler Realty Group are planning to build townhouses ranging from 1,600 square feet to 1,850 square feet on the site that will be priced from $260,000 to $285,000. The duplexes, ranging from 1,600 square feet to 1,775 square feet, are expected to range from $270,000 to $290,000. Both housing types will include three-bedroom models.
Early property plans show there might be a gas station immediately adjacent to the Greenfield and Boden intersection, as well as seven other freestanding commercial buildings along Greenfield Avenue.
In addition to those commercial features, Hardin said the project will provide roughly a half-mile of paved walking and biking trails along Greenfield Avenue and Boden Road, as well as 1.5 miles of internal sidewalks.
The project will have to be reviewed by the city’s Noblesville Plan Commission, but if it’s approved, the developers intend to start working on the project next spring.