More downtown living options could be coming to Westfield.
Patch Development has proposed building seven houses on the west side of Union Street, just south of South Street, less than a half-mile from the busy stretch of Westfield’s downtown at Main and Union Streets.
The houses, which would be priced between $400,000 and $600,000, would be about 2,300 square feet and feature front porches and rear garages. They'd be built on about 2.5 acres at 606 and 608 S. Union St., where two homes currently sit.
The developer, Westfield-based BBG Construction, is targeting young professionals and empty nesters, BBG told the Westfield City Council last month when the project was presented.
The developer has requested that the city rezone the land from the agriculture/single-family 1 zoning district to a planned unit development. The proposal received a public hearing Monday before the Westfield-Washington Advisory Plan Commission. It will return to the city council August 12 for a final vote.
The project, called Union Row, would join other custom homes in the downtown area, including several constructed by NorthRidge Construction and Estate Management LLC since 2015.
The proposal has already garnered support from the Grand Junction Task Force, which has crafted a vision for Westfield’s downtown. The Task Force found that the project complies with the city’s comprehensive plan and is in line with the vision for downtown.
In other North of 96th retail and development news:
— Westfield’s Cone + Crumb opened last week. The ice cream shop, owned by Rail Epicurean’s Melanie and Toby Miles, is at 205 Park St. in downtown Westfield. In addition to hand-scooped ice cream, the eatery features pie, cake and other baked goods. The eatery is open Tuesday through Sunday.
— Carmel’s Cake Bake Shop opened Monday to much fanfare at Carmel City Center. The shop is larger than the original location in Broad Ripple and will house preparation and shipping for both shops. The city announced in 2017 that the popular restaurant would open in City Center. The Carmel menu features a full lineup of sandwiches, soups and salads. The dessert menu includes more than a dozen cakes and pies.
— Chuy’s Tex Mex in Carmel opens July 9. The Carmel restaurant, at 10325 N. Michigan Rd., is the second in Hamilton County. Chuy’s also operates an eatery at Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville. IBJ first reported that Chuy's would open in Carmel in May 2018.
— Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine held a ribbon cutting last week to celebrate the opening of its facility at 13345 N. lllinois St., along the Meridian Street Corridor. The practice treats adults and children with neurological disorders. Goodman Campbell also has locations in Muncie, Bloomington and Lafayette.
— X-Golf is opening at Clay Terrace. The facility will operate in 5,000 square-feet of space at 14511 Clay Terrace Blvd. The indoor golf center, which feature golf simulators and a bar, also operates in Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Colorado and Michigan.
— CycleBar, an indoor cycling studio, which already operates in Carmel, will open in Fishers. Owner Amanda Moor has filed plans to open the 8,800 square-foot facility in a shell building at 11545 Ikea Way, Suite 630.