Proposed developments could mean more than 150 new homes in Carmel

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The Flora on Spring Mill would include a variety of different housing styles. (Rendering courtesy city of Carmel)

Two proposed housing developments could result in more than 150 homes being constructed in undeveloped areas on the south side of Carmel.

The Carmel Plan Commission at its Aug. 16 meeting will consider a redevelopment plan for a project at 9950 Spring Mill Road that would include a variety of different housing types and a rezoning request for a planned townhouse community at East 96th Street and Haverstick Road.

Indianapolis-based Onyx+East LLC and Carmel-based Pittman Partners Inc. are planning the 18-acre Flora on Spring Mill development on what is currently wooded and undeveloped land west of Spring Mill Road and north of Interstate 465.

Developers will ask the plan commission for permission to construct 12 brownstones, 12 duplex-style houses, 10 single-family houses and 86 townhouses.

Expected prices for the residences would range from $300,000 to $500,000 for the townhouses, $500,000 to $600,000 for the brownstones and duplexes, and $600,000 to $700,000 for the single-family houses, according to documents filed with the city.

A map of the project shows duplex homes in the middle of the development with single-family “courtyard homes” on the west side, brownstones on the north side, and townhomes on the east and south sides of the site.

The developers included plans for green space, common areas, sidewalks and paths. Tree preservation areas would be on the north side of the site and to the south near I-465. A detention pond would be installed at the north end of the development.

The Carmel City Council approved the Flora on Spring Mill Planned Unit Developed by a 5-3 vote on April 19. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall.

A proposed residential development at East 96th Street and Haverstick Road would have up to 33 for-sale townhouses that would be priced from $500,000 to $600,000 each. (Rendering courtesy city of Carmel)

Carmel-based Estridge Development Management LLC will also ask the plan commission to rezone about 2.7 acres of undeveloped land on the north side of East 96th Street between Haverstick Road and Wild Cherry Lane.

The land is currently zoned S-2 residential, and Estridge would like it to be reclassified as the 96th and Haverstick PUD.

Development plans call for up to 33 townhouses that would be priced from $500,000 to $600,000 each.

Estridge would offer three floor plans that range from 1,800 to 2,100 square feet, CEO Clint Mitchell told IBJ. The townhouses would be a part of the firm’s City Life portfolio, which focuses on more urban, walkable areas.

Estridge plans to invest about $14.5 million in the project.

The firm also is making plans for tree preservation, foundation plantings and trees that would line the parking lots of the development.

The townhouse community would be on the west side of a roundabout at 96th and Haverstick. Nearby businesses include a dentist’s office, law firm, jewelry store and Tom Wood Ford.

Estridge’s other City Life townhouse projects include One46 Monon at 415 W. 146th St. in Carmel, Park West at 404 Park St. in Westfield and 16 Gateway at 1563 N. College Ave. in the Indianapolis Old Northside neighborhood.

Residents near the One46 Monon development fought the project, arguing it would affect traffic on East 146th Street near the Monon Trail bridge. The Carmel City Council narrowly approved the project in August 2020.

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One thought on “Proposed developments could mean more than 150 new homes in Carmel

  1. Great (sarcasm). More ACRES of trees lost. Anytime a developer buys the land. They clear the land of most of the trees and the good soil. Then they build on bad soli and plant a few trees so they can call it tree lined.