Neighbors contacted about selling their homes to make way for the development say St. Vincent Health is behind it. But a St. Vincent spokeswoman said the organization does not have "details to share" at this time.
In September, the Carmel Board of Zoning Appeals denied a variance request from Forrest and Charlotte Lucas to allow for large gatherings on their massive West 116th Street estate. That decision hasn't stopped the parties.
The Metropolitan Development Commission rejected a request from local developer Keystone Realty Group to rezone the site near Keystone at the Crossing to make way for a 60,000-square-foot office and retail building.
Noblesville resident Mona Whitfield had planned to operate a B&B out of the 95-year-old house at 1135 Conner St. In addition Monday, the Noblesville Board of Zoning Appeals approved a request for an events venue at 206th Street and State Road 19.
The result is a victory for local governments that want to thwart homeowners from offering their houses on Airbnb—but not for homeowners in those communities who wish to use such services to make extra money.