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  • Sycamore Flats Development
    The Zionsville Residents Association Opposes This Development 

    The attached document pertains to the most recent attempt to develop the land at 200 W Sycamore.

    We will continue to update the website with the latest information as we find out more.

    For those who wish to get more involved please contact the Zionsville Neighborhood Action Group (ZNAG) @ znag.action@gmail.com.
    Posted Apr 26, 2019, 9:16 AM by phillip martini
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  1. 1 Hello Neighbors, With the rezoning approval of the Planning Commission for the property at 200 West Sycamore and Sycamore Flats your Board members have unanimously decided that we write a letter to the Council expressing our disapproval of the project. It is important that our membership attend the Town Council Meeting on Monday May 6th in which the Town Council is planned to vote on the Sycamore Flats project. Below is a summary letter of what your Board has delivered to the Town Council earlier this week. Dear Zionsville Town Council: As President of the Zionsville Village Resident Association (ZVRA) I write to inform you that the ZVRA and its membership are opposed to the rezoning of the property at 200 West Sycamore and the building of the Sycamore Flats project. Recently the Town has rezoned this property as Village Business as a result of the previous attempt on this property (200 West Project) to rezone it as a PUD. The Petitioner would like to believe that this was done only as a place holder until another proposed PUD development was proposed. Not only does the ZVRA disagree with this statement we reject it outright. In 2016, shortly after the failed rezoning attempt of this property ,the Town asked the ZVRA and our former ZVRA President, Sara Martini, to provide input as to how the property at 200 West Sycamore should be rezoned. It was the opinion of the ZVRA and the Council at the time that this property be rezoned Village Business. The ZVRA and its membership would like for the Town Council to understand that we are not opposed to development if the development falls within the current zoning regulations of Village Business District or Single Family Residential. Regards, Jamie W. Reynolds ZVRA President I know the issue at hand right now is the Sycamore Flats development in the Village. I’ve heard from many of you, both to support and opposition to what has been proposed for the corner of Sycamore and First Street. I appreciate everyone taking their time to reach out with their rationale, whatever side of the argument you are on. I have used those points as a baseline for my own research, and as of this writing (April 22nd) have 7 pages of questions and links to studies sent to me. There is a lot of conversations and reading ahead of me to be as informed on this issue as possible before the May 6th Town Council meeting. Switch topics, I do have a few more mundane updates to share from the Town, specifically around roads. I’ve experienced some of the improvements made over the past year in terms of infrastructure within the Village, however there are many more to go. This was made worse by how torn up the streets were as upgrades were made to the stormwater infrastructure last summer. In speaking with Mayor Haak and Lance Lantz, I was given a list of street and stormwater projects completed in 2018 and those proposed for 2019, although I don’t yet have dates. Here is the list: Pine St. from 8th to 9th St. 2nd St. from Oak St. to Poplar St. 9th St. from Pine St. to Oak St. Sycamore St. from 8th St. to Oak St. 6th St. from Sycamore St. to Oak St. 3rd St. from Oak St. to Ash St. Cedar St. from 3rd St. to 1st St. 4th St. Drainage Improvement Phase I 4th St. Drainage Improvement Phase II 3rd St. Drainage Improvement Pine St. from 1st St. to 6th St. Speaking of roads, we’ve also been told that Michigan Road, between 121st and 131st, will have some measure of lane control and be guided by lights down to one lane. That is a State-owned road, and they don’t give the Town much notice on the closure, however after April 29th expect delays if you’re heading north. That work is scheduled to be completed at the end of August. The City of Indianapolis was also proposing to close Zionsville Road, in front of Corteva (formerly Dow), to address some piping issues. Given the traffic already generated by the closure of Zionsville Road between 96th and 106th street, they were gracious in postponing that closure until we open our section back up in November. While I said this last update, don’t forget to visit those businesses located in the “South Village” area, south of the creek, such as Bubs, Sub 16, Moving Waters, Pizza King and others during the construction.
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Hello Neighbors,

With the rezoning approval of the Planning Commission for the property at 200 West Sycamore and Sycamore Flats your Board members have unanimously decided that we write a letter to the Council expressing our disapproval of the project. It is important that our membership attend the Town Council Meeting on Monday May 6th in which the Town Council is planned to vote on the Sycamore Flats project.

Below is a summary letter of what your Board has delivered to the Town Council earlier this week.

Dear Zionsville Town Council:

As President of the Zionsville Village Resident Association (ZVRA) I write to inform you that the ZVRA and its membership are opposed to the rezoning of the property at 200 West Sycamore and the building of the Sycamore Flats project.

Recently the Town has rezoned this property as Village Business as a result of the previous attempt on this property (200 West Project) to rezone it as a PUD. The Petitioner would like to believe that this was done only as a place holder until another proposed PUD development was proposed. Not only does the ZVRA disagree with this statement we reject it outright. In 2016, shortly after the failed rezoning attempt of this property ,the Town asked the ZVRA and our former ZVRA President, Sara Martini, to provide input as to how the property at 200 West Sycamore should be rezoned. It was the opinion of the ZVRA and the Council at the time that this property be rezoned Village Business.

The ZVRA and its membership would like for the Town Council to understand that we are not opposed to development if the development falls within the current zoning regulations of Village Business District or Single Family Residential.


Regards,

Jamie W. Reynolds

ZVRA President




I know the issue at hand right now is the Sycamore Flats development in the Village. I’ve heard from many of you, both to support and opposition to what has been proposed for the corner of Sycamore and First Street. I appreciate everyone taking their time to reach out with their rationale, whatever side of the argument you are on. I have used those points as a baseline for my own research, and as of this writing (April 22nd) have 7 pages of questions and links to studies sent to me. There is a lot of conversations and reading ahead of me to be as informed on this issue as possible before the May 6th Town Council meeting.

Switch topics, I do have a few more mundane updates to share from the Town, specifically around roads. I’ve experienced some of the improvements made over the past year in terms of infrastructure within the Village, however there are many more to go. This was made worse by how torn up the streets were as upgrades were made to the stormwater infrastructure last summer. In speaking with Mayor Haak and Lance Lantz, I was given a list of street and stormwater projects completed in 2018 and those proposed for 2019, although I don’t yet have dates. Here is the list:

  • Pine St. from 8th to 9th St.

  • 2nd St. from Oak St. to Poplar St.

  • 9th St. from Pine St. to Oak St.

  • Sycamore St. from 8th St. to Oak St.

  • 6th St. from Sycamore St. to Oak St.

  • 3rd St. from Oak St. to Ash St.

  • Cedar St. from 3rd St. to 1st St.

  • 4th St. Drainage Improvement Phase I

  • 4th St. Drainage Improvement Phase II

  • 3rd St. Drainage Improvement

  • Pine St. from 1st St. to 6th St.

Speaking of roads, we’ve also been told that Michigan Road, between 121st and 131st, will have some measure of lane control and be guided by lights down to one lane. That is a State-owned road, and they don’t give the Town much notice on the closure, however after April 29th expect delays if you’re heading north. That work is scheduled to be completed at the end of August.

The City of Indianapolis was also proposing to close Zionsville Road, in front of Corteva (formerly Dow), to address some piping issues. Given the traffic already generated by the closure of Zionsville Road between 96th and 106th street, they were gracious in postponing that closure until we open our section back up in November.

While I said this last update, don’t forget to visit those businesses located in the “South Village” area, south of the creek, such as Bubs, Sub 16, Moving Waters, Pizza King and others during the construction.

























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