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Design plans shape up for former Sunrise Golf Club site in Carmel

March 13, 2015

Recently released site plans for the apartment component at the former Sunrise Golf Club show it’s slated to be high-end and geared toward empty nesters. 

While the single-family housing portion of the development on the 78-acre property was approved months ago, developers are now seeking approval for the design of the 265-unit apartment complex at 9876 Westfield Blvd.

The Carmel Technical Advisory Committee will discuss the Sunrise on the Monon project when it meets Wednesday. Sunrise on the Monon, Hinshaw Park

The development, which is along the Monon Greenway, will consist of 31 buildings, including a clubhouse. Nine of the buildings will have two units, three will have four units, eight will have seven units, 10 will have eight units and four will have 12 units. There will be one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, a fitness center, pool and community outdoor space with a firepit.

Andrew Greenwood, partner of Carmel-based Old Town Development LLC, which is developing the property through Sunrise on the Monon LLC, described the apartments as “luxurious.”

The units will have granite countertops, vinyl wood plank flooring, energy efficient appliances, open floor plans, a minimum of 9-foot ceilings, walk-in closets and direct access to a one- or two-car garage. A total of 560 parking spaces are outlined in site plans.

“That’s something that no one else in the marketplace is really putting out there,” Greenwood said of the attached garages.

There will also be large front porches or balconies attached to the units, which is one reason Greenwood said he thinks empty-nesters will be interested in the community.

In addition to the apartment complex, the project will include 148 single-family units. There are seven different lot sizes and prices are expected to go from $350,000 to the seven-figure range.

“We have a long list of reservations for folks that want to build in there with us,” Greenwood said, mentioning he hopes to start construction this spring.

Despite concerns from the community about the high density of the project, the rezoning request for it has already been approved.

Old Town Design Group, which is known for its development of high-end neighborhoods in Carmel, will oversee construction.

At least 20 percent of the project will include open space, with an eight-acre nature preserve on the west side of the property and the four-acre Vera J. Hinshaw Park on the southwest corner, named for the Hinshaw family, who owned the land for more than a century.

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