Pulte proposes 490-home development for seniors in Westfield

Pulte Homes of Indiana LLC plans to build a nearly 500-home, age-restricted housing development in Westfield.

The 490 detached single-family homes would be built on roughly 245 acres generally located north of 146th Street and west of Towne Road. The land is currently used for agriculture.

Pulte Homes has requested the city rezone the property from the Agriculture/Single-Family Rural District to a Planned Unit Development.

The neighborhood would be reserved for residents 55 and older, such as empty-nesters looking to downsize in maintenance-free, amenity-rich neighborhoods.

Most of the homes would be ranch-style, but the PUD ordinance would allow for 1 ½-story homes. Three of Pulte’s home styles would be offered there: the Monterey Series, the Sonoma Series and the Napa Series.

The homes would sell for between $260,000 and $400,000.

Plans include a 7,000-square-foot amenity center, a trails network, bocce ball and pickleball courts and a dog park.

Because the community would be age-restricted, it would not impact the local school system, Pulte argues. It also says local schools, churches and civic groups would benefit from higher levels of volunteerism.

The project is slated for a public hearing in front of the Westfield Advisory Plan Commission on Oct. 7. The city council will have the final vote on the rezone.

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