A neighborhood proposed for the east side of Fishers is targeting the city’s empty-nesters.
The Fishers City Council on Monday got its initial look at Pulte Group’s rezoning request for nearly 20 acres on the south side of 106th Street, between Mollenkopf Road and Fall Road, south of Ironwood Golf Club.
Carmel-based Pulte Homes of Indiana LLC plans to build 52 single-family homes suited for older adults who no longer live with their children.
Fishers, the first community in Indiana to join the American Association of Retired Persons’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities in 2018, approved an “Age-Friendly Fishers Action Plan” in December. As noted in that plan, the 2018 American Community Survey determined more than one-quarter of Fishers population is between 45 and 64.
Dave Compton, vice president of land acquisition at Pulte Homes of Indiana, said the goal of the development is to provide longtime Fishers residents the ability to continue living in the city without imposing the constraints of an age-restricted community.
The property at 10777 E. 106th St., called Iron Pointe, is going through a concurrent hearing process to be annexed into the city. If approved, the special zoning would pave the way for homes ranging from 1,683 to 1,953 square feet.
Homes would be priced between $350,000 and $450,000, with models featuring optional lofts and basements.
After its first review by the council, the city’s plan commission will hold a public hearing on March 11 and provide its opinion on the petitioner’s request to build the homes on lots that are 900 square feet smaller than what’s required under the site’s current zoning rules.
If the request is approved at the council’s April 20 meeting, Pulte plans to start developing at the site before the end of 2020.