New developments coming soon

Public Hearing SignSeen one of these signs? There are plenty around town. Here are a few notable projects slated for Metropolitan Development Commission hearings:

  • Locally based Herman & Kittle Properties Inc. is proposing a four-story apartment building at the northwest corner of Meridian and 34th streets and renovation of 19-unit Vernon Apartments. The $8.3-million project would replace a vacant one-acre lot across the street from Shortridge Middle School. Plans call for 52 apartment units in a 58,000-square-foot building. The developers are seeking zoning variances for setbacks, open-space and parking. A hearing is scheduled for Feb. 20.

    UPDATE: The not-for-profit Julian Center is partnering with Herman & Kittle on the project, which will be called Thirty Four North.
  • A proposal for a new Kroger and gas station along 86th Street at the Monon Trail is scheduled for a final hearing at 1 p.m. today. Plans call for a 65,000-square-foot grocery store and fuel center on 5.8 acres that now feature single-story office buildings. The project, proposed by Elkhart Realty LLC, would include access to the Monon Trail and a rest stop. Despite opposition from some Nora residents, the planning department is recommending approval of the project.

  • The Indianapolis Colts plan to add a “training, weights and therapy” facility to their complex on West 56th Street. Additional parking and a storage building also are planned. The MDC is scheduled to approve the addition this afternoon.
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