A 265-acre housing and commercial development to the north of Grand Park has the support of the Westfield Plan Commission.
The advisory board unanimously voted Tuesday night in favor of sending the rezoning request from Indianapolis-based Platinum Properties Management Co. LLC to the Westfield City Council with a positive recommendation.
The development, now known as Osborne Trails and formerly known as Drexler Woods, would be located between Six Points Road and Horton Road, north of 191st Street. It would be the first major development to border Westfield’s 400-acre sports campus.
Plans for Osborne Trails call for 490 single-family homes spread across 185 acres, along with 47 acres designated for attached residential units.
About 32 acres devoted to business use would be developed along the southern edge of the property, closest to 400-acre Grand Park, which borders 191st Street. Gas stations and fast-food restaurants would not be permitted under the plan.
The attached housing would be north of the commercial section. The attached units are expected to be sold at prices starting about $250,000. No apartments would be permitted.
The single-family housing area would be in the northern and western portions of the property. The neighborhood would be restricted to those ages 55 and older, meaning at least one resident in the home would have to meet the age requirement. No one younger than 19 would be allowed to live in the homes.
“This community is something different,” said Jon Dobosiewicz, land use professional with Nelson & Frankenberger, which is representing Platinum Properties. “It’s not the subdivision that welcomes traditional families.”
The detached homes would be at least 1,200 square feet and are expected to cost around $400,000.
The community would also include a trail system and an amenity center that would be at least 7,000 square feet and contain a fitness center. Other amenities could include a pool, bocce ball court, pickle ball court, tennis court, picnic area and dog park.
Platinum Properties is also expected to provide the city the necessary right of way to connect Horton Road and Spring Mill Road and 193rd and 191st streets.
The two City Council members who serve on the Plan Commission—Steve Hoover and Robert Horkay—said they liked that the project would be geared toward empty nesters and include age restrictions.
“I think it will provide a great group of people—and I could be one of them—that are looking for this type of lifestyle,” Hoover said.
The rezoning request heads to the City Council for final consideration. The council’s next meeting is Monday.