The Whitestown Town Council on Wednesday approved an agreement to buy 135 acres that previously served as the longtime home of the Wrecks Inc. automobile salvage yard. Little League International is expected to use about 20 of those acres.
Sandwiched between homes to the south and commercial development to the north, the $19 million proposed project sparked concerns from nearby residents about its height and density, as well as its impact on drainage and traffic.
Stringtown is surrounded by activity or proposed activity: at IUPUI to the east, 16 Tech to the north, the former Central State Hospital site to the west, and the former GM stamping plant to the south.
Justin Stuehrenberg and Katherine Bannon bought the 77-year-old brick edifice in the emerging Bates-Hendricks neighborhood for a song and completely gutted it. The new apartments will be available for lease next month.